SCOPE - Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment
As many community activists know, participating in the public process often is not enough. No matter how logical the information provided by them is, public agencies often make decisions under lobbying and other pressure from well-funded special interests. We believe that was the case for the Newhall Ranch Project. It would allow building in the flood plain (the river along Hwy 126 would become invisible behind a wall of strip malls), and huge impacts to the native plants, animals, fish and birds that live in and along its banks.