As we reported FIRST on TKC . . . Environmental activists marched on city hall this week and demanded a "down payment" on AOC's green new deal.
They earned an impressive turnout of mostly young people hollering a variety of clever slogans.
Take a peek at their postscript . . .
Rather than direct unnecessary hateration at the group and their crusade . . . We wanted to ask protesters about a big picture issue that hasn't met with any discussion amongst the elite cowtown developer set.
Off-the-record . . . Here's a peek at the text conversation . . .
TKC: Impressed with your gathering . . . Do you guys have any opinion on the Downtown Stadium? It seems like there would be a significant environmental impact given how much traffic currently exists at the Truman Sports Complex.
Activist: We don't have an official statement yet . . . But I can tell you that we're not against development, we just believe that projects should think about the environment first. If the stadium is focused on equitable, sustainable and carbon-neutral design and construction than we shouldn't have an objection. But if they're going to use outdated modes of building and bring 20,000+ cars to downtown then that would be an environmental disaster and something that should alert anyone who cares about finding solutions for climate change.
We appreciate the quick note from a protester at the demonstration.
About the impending downtown stadium swindle . . . We're sure there will be a bus line and even a bit more accommodation for the toy train . . . But if the stadium is built any time in the next decade . . . Then they'll have to account for THOUSANDS OF CARS COMING TO THE LOOP . . . At least until the inevitable home team losing streak when most fans lose interest and start the countdown to football season.
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Throughout my life, I've traveled to many places for work, pleasure, and education. Often with family, sometimes alone. Whether I am in Barcelona or Buenos Aires, Austin or Cleveland, Doha or Tel-Aviv, or closer to home exploring Manhattan, I'm always struck by the variation in the built environment.
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You decide . . .