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SELC helps curb highway project’s harm to historic resources

SELC and our allies have secured important changes to plans for widening Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia that limit impacts on the Manassas National Battlefield Park. In the process, we have also helped avoid setting a harmful precedent for future...

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Renewed efforts being made to build the Outer Beltway

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority recently released a draft of TransAction, its transportation master plan for Northern Virginia.  The inclusion of proposals like the Bi-County Parkway and a new bridge across the Potomac near Dulles...

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SELC and other groups send letter to Governor-Elect McAuliffe on Bi-County Parkway

SELC joined a number of other conservation groups in sending a letter to Governor-Elect McAuliffe requesting that he reject the proposed Bi-County Parkway and focus instead on less damaging projects that address more critical transportation needs in...

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SELC and Partners Call for Proper Re-evaluation of Alternatives

The original study of potential locations for the Tri/Bi-County Parkway is out of date. As a result, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are required to determine if a new study is needed, and...

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Don’t Waste our Money, Don’t Destroy our History

Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council, National Parks Conservation Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Southern Environmental Law Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2013 CONTACT: Stewart Schwartz,...

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SELC and partners pick apart proposed highway deal

SELC has been scrutinizing the deal VDOT has proposed to get the National Park Service to sign off on a major new highway along the western border of Manassas National Battlefield Park. We and our partners recently submitted a thorough letter...

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Rethinking the Bi-County Parkway

SELC and our partners, working with a national traffic modeling expert, released a report demonstrating that building the proposed “Bi-County Parkway” would increase congestion in Prince William and Loudoun counties and double the volume of traffic...

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New Report: Bi-County Parkway Would Increase Congestion and Damage Manassas Battlefield

Today, a coalition of conservation, preservation, and smart growth organizations strongly questioned the overall benefit of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) proposed “Bi-County Parkway” in Loudoun and Prince William counties. The...

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SELC closely involved in review of impacts to historic resources

SELC and its partners have been assessing the huge damage the Tri-County Parkway would cause to historic sites, including the Manassas National Battlefield Park.  We recently provided a thorough review that highlighted the need to pursue less...

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Controversial Proposed Highway in Virginia Would Slice Through Civil War Battlefield

As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking an agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) that would force through a new highway on 20 to 35 acres of...

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Controversial Proposed Highway in Virginia Would Slice Through Civil War Battlefield as the Nation O

As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Second Battle of Manassas, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking an agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) that would force through a new highway on 20 to 35 acres of...

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