Why is the state of Georgia letting an Anschutz corporation, headquartered in arid Colorado, litter our Atlantic shore with granite rubble and disrupt the surf with yet another rock pile, aka groin? Is it because anyone willing to waste money in Georgia is welcome? Are we that hard up?
In offering to trade this wedge of dirt for a third of the road, P & M Cedar Products was looking to acquire road access to marsh and wetlands that, for some reason, are still partially zoned for residential development. How did that happen? Well, if Hannah’s Marsh is an example, planners simply concluded, from maps, that tall trees signal high land when, in actuality, they’re swamps. Which also explains why, all over Saint Simons Island, we’re losing trees to development when the builders discover that they have to haul in several feet of fill-dirt to get up out of the water.
Anyway, the lawyer’s spiel was/is unconvincing.