Residents of the Port Towns communities in Prince George's County are fighting the siting of a concrete batching plant in Bladensburg near Peace Cross, threatening the Anacostia River and the health of residents in the viciinity. Today, Tuesday August 22, they go before the Zoning Hearing Examiner at 9 a.m. to fight for the right of communities to control development in their own backyards.

Residents of the Port Towns in Prince George’s County are going before the county’s Zoning Hearing Examiner TODAY (Tuesday, Aug. 22) to say “We deserve BETTER than a Concrete Batching Plant in Our Port Towns” and you can help them oppose a CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT across from the Bladensburg Waterfront Park at the Peace Cross

 Show Your Opposition & Say “NO”

Attend the August 22, 2017 Public Hearing @ 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Second Floor in Upper Marlboro, MD 20722

(Also become a Person of Record for case SE-4792:

 Voice your concern that “We Deserve Better!”


Say “NO” to:

  • Cancer causing concrete dust and diesel exhaust in our air
  • Heavy truck traffic endangering our children, seniors, pedestrians, and bikers
  • Pollution in the Anacostia River water ways and our drinking water
  • Truck traffic congestion and damage to our roads
  • Reducing our property values

 Citizens Say “NO”:

“Concrete Batching Plants produce pollutants that can impact human health, including carbon monoxide, particulate matter in the air (dust), sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides….these can cause asthma, heart disease, cancers...”  Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health.

 “The Port Towns has been an area we envision as building on and honoring the historic significance of the region and welcoming vibrant businesses in a mixed-use development…this plant will set us back at least a generation.”
Jolene Ivey, past Delegate, 47th Legislative District

 Port Towns Environmental Action (PTEA)
A coalition fostering environmental and social justice in the Port Towns communities of Prince George’s County while promoting local sustainable practices that create equitable, healthy, and safe communities.  Find us on Facebook: @JoinPTEA, by email:
[email protected], or by mail: PTEA, P.O. Box 713, Bladensburg, MD 20710

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