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Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
Trump - NAHB Homebuilders Shoddy Construction and Forced Arbitration
Express-News Editor Robert Rivard comments on series
Sunday, 16 October 2005
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Robert Rivard: Losing ground: Aquifer faces peril as a city grows wrong way
The original plan called for publication nearly two months ago of "Losing Ground," John Tedesco's exhaustive examination of unchecked development over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. It begins today on Page 1 and continues inside for five pages. The series itself continues into the week. "Losing Ground" is not an effort by the Express-News to vilify developers or to send an anti-growth message. Smart, planned growth in one of the nation's fastest growing cities is the prescription. And while many developers have built and are building neighborhoods and subdivisions that feature native trees, lush vegetation and substantial green space, others are throwing up cookie-cutter developments that are void of trees and seemingly supplant the very beauty of the land that is the reason people are attracted to the Texas Hill Country. What readers need to know, whatever stance you take on these complex public policy issues, is that local government actually exercises very little control over development. See photos of clear cutting 
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Robert Rivard: Losing ground: Aquifer faces peril as a city grows wrong way

10/16/2005
San Antonio Express-News

The original plan called for publication nearly two months ago of "Losing Ground," John Tedesco's exhaustive examination of unchecked development over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

It begins today on Page 1 and continues inside for five pages. The series itself continues into the week.

Given the time lapse, some of John Davenport's photographs had to be double-checked to make sure vast swaths of land clear-cut by bulldozers were not yet completely filled in with densely constructed new housing.  See Express-News for full commentary - Robert Rivard: Aquifer faces peril as a city grows wrong way


Robert Rivard is editor of the Express-News. E-mail him at rrivard @express-news.net.



 
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