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?
Soon after Philip Anschutz acquired a major share in the bankrupt Sea Island Company, he acquired another iconic resort that had been largely a family enterprise, the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. That acquisition was reported as being consistent with Anschutz'”love of the west.”
Today is May 18, 2016. See, it says so on the public notice page of the Brunswick News
So, what do we find under the miscellaneous heading? Two invitations from the DNR to submit public comments BY APRIL 9, 2016.
Absentee landlords. Can we dub it an ism? Absentee landlordism? Their behavior is certainly consistent and identifiable over time. Absentee landlords were a problem in the centuries before the Civil War. Then the westward migration made it possible to escape their predations. Now, in the twenty first century, when there’s little unclaimed territory remaining in the Americas, the landlords have morphed into impersonal companies and corporations (artificial persons) with acronyms instead of names.
Focusing on what really matters?
by James R Holland
￼As you may have heard, Georgia-Pacific and One Hundred Miles have partnered up. Which is great… right?
The above photo is from a JHP article from over two years ago. That dark water and foam is coming from the waste-water discharge that’s being pumped into the Turtle River from the Koch Cellulose plant here in Brunswick, Georgia.
The article in question states:
The only thing that’s different is that the Sea Islands Acquisitions folk have heaped up more evidence that they cannot be trusted. Evasion is their game. Now that the 20′ dune they were trying to sell as a building site isn’t, they’re proposing to build one. What they don’t seem to understand is that the vegetation arrives first to hold the sand in place. Take away the vegetation and wind and water reclaim the sand.
James Holland illustrates the problem and writes:
In the event, I’m not sure mid-island subdivisions referring to themselves as “coves” or “landings” really qualifies as mendacity, as the spouse suggests. I think we’ve got a much better example in a communication from the St. Simons Land Trust, an outfit that I would trust no further than I could throw it.
We can do it on the beach.
We can do it in the park.
We can strew our trash.
Where’er we want.