what is greenwashing?

"...We're proposing some pretty extensive earthwork and removal of material to really accommodate this developed area..."

applicant stated @ Simsbury, ct Zoning meeting - 10/5/20

"...the gas pumps won't be converted to EV charging stations in my life time..."

[ applicant stated @ canton, ct p&z meeting - 12/16/20 ]

"The (INITIAL) proposed project requires a net export of approximately 181,664 TONS of material. As the typical dump truck can handle 24 tons, this results in approximately 7,570 trucks of materials to be removed from the site." - solli engineering


Narrative for Earth Excavation activities in Connection with Special Permit Activity @ 9-15 Albany Turnpike (Route 44 & 202) Canton, CT and Simsbury, CT (see 4 pages on left)

  • prepared on Nov. 24, 2020 by Kevin Solli of Solli Engineering

The developer is touting this as a green development, but there is nothing green about 20 fossil-fuel pumps, blasting adjacent to a highly contaminated Superfund site, risking drinking water that comes from this aquifer, or a 1-year 4-month quarrying operation. Furthermore, although the developer says the main tenant will be an electric vehicle showroom, zoning approvals are for BUILDINGS, not particular TENANTS.


What Is Greenwashing?

Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly.

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