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"Growth, for the sake of growth, is the idealogy of the cancer cell"
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles, and watched it change from a lovely place to live w/ homes, farmland and horse ranches to a concrete jungle which is ugly, hot, flat and crowded. Then I moved to the Silicon Valley in San Jose and watched frantic, over-development ruin much of that lovely area, as well. Now I live in Oregon and I am active with groups that protect open space, farmland and wild lands. I do this because I want to give back and because I know how easily and quickly the quality of life is ruined in special places - it all starts with thoughtfuless "growth" projects. Oregon has often been wiser than California in protecting farms, etc. but after watching what has happened to land in Beaverton and elsewhere outside of Portland, and after hearing the plans put forth by certain people in Washington and other counties, I begin to fear for my adopted state.
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