What’s the matter with Georgia? Well, for one, the “protectors” of our coast, the ocean’s shore and our marshes, are on a “mission” to promote economic development.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Georgia Coastal Management Program to balance economic development in Georgia’s coastal zone with preservation of natural, environmental, historic, archaeological, and recreational resources for the benefit of Georgia’s present and future generations.
In other words, the object of preservation is to insure there’s some nature to destroy later. It’s a homocentric vision.
For another, our “protectors” seem to have no sense of time. We are now in the year 2016. So, what does a recent report cover?
Click to view the recent report: Accomplishments of the Georgia Coastal Management Program (2008-2011)
Will they ever catch up? Given that management is the objective, one suspects not. Management is obviously a synonym for control and, as we know from “pest control,” the goal is neither prevention nor elimination, as evidenced by this statement.
The Coastal Nonpoint Source Program is housed at CRD’s sister agency, the Environmental Protection Division. This program is a requirement of states participating in coastal management programs. Georgia’s program focuses on the development and promotion of sustainable growth tools in order to enhance state and local efforts to manage land-use activities that degrade coastal waters and coastal habitats.
At least they’re honest. Their goal is to “enhance …efforts …that degrade…”
If you think that’s not what they meant, then explain how it happens that’s what we’ve got — continued degradation of the Georgia Coast.