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Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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MAPP defeated

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, along with the Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, successfully fought and won against the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway project. This transmission line requires a 200 foot right-of-way for the 140-150 foot high towers and would transect 27 miles of Dorchester County (27 miles) with large transmission towers. The rights-of-way required for these lines would consume 650 acres of Dorchester’s agriculture, forest and rural lands. There are many unanswered questions on the impacts to Dorchester’s economy, environment, and the possible alternatives and the MAPP Action Center was designed to provide visitors with resource information, the latest project news and links to ways you can make your voice heard on this project.

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