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Environmental Conservation is a Scam

I have been aware since the nineteen eighties that I have little in common with environmentalists, mainly because of their essentially exclusive interest. That is, environmentalists are essentially the heirs of segregationists. They focus on the characteristics of the environment, rather than the characteristics of people, to restrict public access and interaction.
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Re: Ligon and the Duncan Dunces

Dear Senator Ligon,

As the spouse of a person who has restored 12 residences and built two from scratch, I resent the suggestion that either of us is opposed to development.

What I am opposed to is shoddy development: septic tanks that pop out of the ground because the water table is too high, houses built over fill in a swamp, the designation of a former landfill as a residential site and neighborhoods that are flooded every time it rains.

What I am opposed to is public officials who do not know what “health and safety” means, who eliminate purposes clauses from regulations because they prove inconvenient and who propose legislation that serves no practical purpose.

Your support for HB 445 suggests all of the above. Will it make a difference? Not hardly. The Coastal Resources Division of the DNR is a joke. It was ineffectual before and will be even more ineffectual now.

So, yes, Senator Ligon, you are wrong on several counts, largely, I suspect, because you do not know what you are talking about.

Sincerely,

Monica Smith, founder

Sidney Lanier Environmental Advocacy Team

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Regarding Plumbroke

The area was reserved for residential development in 1987 and 2011 and yet, there is an effort to change it to commercial on the comprehensive plan. Because stakeholders.

Thirty Pieces of Copper

Thirty pieces of copper seem like a come-down from thirty pieces of silver. But then, that’s the price of a cubic yard of sand, not of the life of a man. Yes, thirty cents is what the socialist U.S. State of Georgia expects to deposit in the till for every one of 2.3 million cubic yards of “beach quality” sand the Sea Island Corporation is having pumped up onto the beach from off-shore. The whole document can be found by clicking here.
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“Nourishing” the Sea Island beach

The only objection I would have is to the assertion that the consultant, Oertel, had “determined” anything. It is not possible to make a determination about something that has not yet happened. All anyone can do is make informed predictions based on the assumption that prior behavior will be repeated.
In fact, the eastern Sea Island shore has continued to erode, nor has the expected continued elongation towards a merger with Saint Simons Island materialized. Instead, largely as a result of groins having increased turbulence, Sea Island sands have migrated to the sandbar off East Beach, where nascent vegetation is anchoring a new island, providing both habitat and foraging success for migrating birds.
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