Montara Mountain and McNee Ranch State Park are not only invaluable recreational treasures on the San Francisco penninsula, but the
home of at least three rare or endangered species. These are reason enough for
dozens of environmental and civic action groups to endorse Measure T but
they also raise serious practical considerations for the bypass: could it
ever be approved, even after years of additional study and millions in
additional costs required by Federal law?
Environmental Organizations Endorsing Measure T
- Dozens of environmental and civic action organizations have
endorsed Measure T -- so many that they have their
Elected officials and business owners throughout the county also
Tunnel & Bypass Compared
- A quick comparison of the tunnel and the proposed bypass
on environmental issues. Also check out the
Q&A section on
The Mountain's Rare Species
- Montara Mountain is home to three rare species, all of them
living in the path of the proposed bypass. Read about the
red-legged frog, Hickman's cinquefoil and the San Bruno elfin
butterfly, complete with pictures.
The Frog & the Bypass
- How does a rare species living in the path of the proposed
bypass make bypass approval more difficult and uncertain? Read
this for an example of why the tunnel is the faster way to
solution at Devil's Slide.
Environmental Advantages of Tunnel
Mean Faster Approval
- The environmental treasures on Montara Mountain have pracitcal
consequences, too. Here, environmental consultant Gary Deghi
regulatory hurdles still before the bypass ... and how the tunnel
would be much easier to approve.
Environmental Hurdles for the Bypass
- Another view on the environmental problems faced by the bypass by
planning consultant Skid Hall.
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