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Critics Calling Executive Order “War On Rural Maryland”

December 29th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

An executive order on a long-range growth plan for the state pushed through earlier this month by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is viewed by many as the latest in what critics are calling a “war on rural Maryland”.  The plan would aim to avoid building too much on declining acres of woodlands and wetlands by steering development toward areas that already have the needed infrastructure in place. . But the move angered opponents who said the plan should have gone through the General Assembly. State Senator George Edwards said that this action brings to a close 12 months of state generated problems for the region…

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