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Save Baltimore Trees From The Grand Prix
August 4, 2011, 9:22 am
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Trees Before Grand Prix

Baltidome has received this plea…

The Baltimore Grand Prix is seeking to clear cut as many as 136 mature trees and replace them with 139 “new” portable trees in planters.

We’re seeking an injunction to stop this and believe it is in
violation of Article 7 of the Code of Baltimore City.

Please sign this petition. Monday multiple 40 year-old trees were
cut down and we need to act now to protect against further irreparable damage. Think about the air quality when those races zoom through downtown.

Clean, Green…And Indy Racing?
January 28, 2010, 12:28 am
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Clean, Green…And Indy Racing?

St. Peterburg, Florida Grand Prix 2006

If Jay Davidson, chief operating officer of Baltimore Racing Development LLC, has his way, cars will soon be racing around the Inner Harbor.  According to a recent article in the Daily Record, plans to bring the first grand prix-style race to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor are revving up and incoming mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is “very excited about the prospect”.

Does burning rubber and large amounts of fossils fuels next to our already troubled Inner Harbor sound like a Cleaner Greener Baltimore to you?  According to Rawlings-Blake Roll Call Issue #130, “As currently proposed, the race would take drivers on a course through the streets around the Convention Center and stadium areas. Organizers say the event will not be branded as a race, but rather a ‘three-day festival of speed that’s family-affordable,’ featuring concerts.”

If approved, the Baltimore Grand Prix would likely take place in the summer of 2011.