I’m just an older, working man that lives in our fair city of Valdosta. I have children and grandchildren that live, work and go to school in Lowndes County. After looking at the information available, and doing some research in my limited spare time, I’ve come to the conclusion that this proposed biomass facility that the Industrial Authority is trying to push through is a really bad idea. The pollution that will continuously pour from the plant will create cancers, heart and respiratory disease, as well as seriously aggravating chronic conditions such as asthma. Children are especially at risk, and there are two schools within a mile of the plant site, not to mention all the homes.
As a cancer survivor
I find this plant an outrageous idea. As a parent and grandparent, I ask the Industrial Authority, You want us to sacrifice our health, the health of our kids and future generations for a few pieces of silver? You think that=E2=80=99s a good idea? I find that highly immoral and repulsive, and I ask that my fellow parents and grandparents stand up against this dirty plant for the sake of our kids, and their kids, and their kids, and God knows how many generations. It’s a done deal unless we stop it.
J. J. Parker