Centennial Project: Suburbs Sprawl, Health & Environment Suffers – EcoJustice Radio

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Tejon Ranch Centennial Specific Plan (or Centennial) is a massive planned city in a unique, rare, fire-prone wilderness of grasslands and mountains, a residential and commercial development in LA County. Nick Jensen from the California Native Plant Society, and Jack Eidt from Wild Heritage Planners and SoCal 350, discuss the dangers to urban sustainability, fiscal health of LA County and the impacts on wild and endangered plants and animals with host Jessica Aldridge.

Located 70 miles NW of Downtown LA, Centennial would be accessed by Hwy 138 near Interstate 5, close to Gorman a small town with limited amenities. The project sits upon 270,000 acres of private property where they want to build 20K homes and 10 million square feet of commercial and retail space (although a hospital does not exist in the current plan).

The planning of Centennial began 20 years ago, but it received its approval by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on Dec 11th.

Sign the Petition: http://biodiv.us/keepcaliforniawild

More information: http://cnps.org/centennial

Image of Tejon Ranch from Kyle Hanson, SoCal 360.

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About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Planners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt