Front page today in the newspaper of record in the largest city in the Suwannee River Basin:
the WWALS protest against DAPL and Sabal Trail at the US 84 Withlacoochee River bridge last Saturday, between Quitman and Valdosta, GA.
The WWALS Watershed Coalition stood on the bridge between Brooks and
Lowndes County Saturday to show solidarity with Dakota Access
Pipeline opponents in Dakota and to continue its battle against the
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.
The same company that sued Lowndes County in 2007 to try to put a
tall building above the 30-foot height limit in Valdosta’s Runway Protection Zone
now appears to want to put a contractor yard for Sabal Trail’s fracked methane
pipeline in the same location.
Will this involve any tall cranes?
What about Moody’s flights off of that runway at Valdosta Airport?
And what about those aquifer recharge zones?
The U.S. and China made a historic deal on climate change this week.
Here’s the good (it’s real, it’s huge, and it’s positive economically
for both countries), the bad (nuclear is first on the list of those “clean energy” sources), and the ugly.
Also this week China made a second huge natural gas deal with Russia:
what does that mean to the current U.S. push for LNG exports,
including the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline gouge through Georgia?
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on
Wednesday commitments to reduce both countries’ greenhouse gas
emissions. The surprise announcement, which came while Obama visits
Beijing this week, is the clearest sign yet the two countries are
serious on climate change.
What if, in addition to the record floods of 2009 and 2013 and 2014
apparently caused by local lack of planning in our watersheds,
what if we got 15 inches of rain in one 24 hour period like
Pensacola did a few weeks ago?
Local governments might get sued by insurers for lack of planning,
like 200 communities in the Chicago area already got sued.
Maybe we should plan ahead for greater weather variability
caused by climate change.
Maybe we should stop inviting toxic industries to Lowndes County.
We’ve been doing that with coal ash, PCBs, superfund wastewater,
used diapers in recycling, and suing local businesses while not terminating
an exclusive franchise with a company that is involved in all of that.
Not to mention Sterling Chemical.
Here in Lowndes County we have
TVA coal ash and Florida coal ash
in our landfill,
and the landfill operator spreads the coal ash on roads on the site,
which is just uphill from the Withlacoochee River.
fined that landfill operator $27,500 in January 2013
for accepting PCBs into that same Pecan Row Landfill.
The same landfill that accepted
196,500 gallons of wastewater from the
Seven Out Superfund site in Waycross, GA.
Entergy announced August 8th that its Arkansas nuke was back up
after a man died there in March, but it only made it to 87% power
on August 12th and then back to zero yesterday.
There’s no NRC event for yesterday’s downtime: what’s going on?
Meanwhile, the dead man’s family is suing Entergy, and Entergy
is suing its contractors.
Sounds like the Plant Vogtle circular firing squad.
On Deep South Sanitation’s facebook page
Friends, we all watch the news and we see governments making changes
that are unacceptable to the American people. Well, it is happening
right here in our hometown. LOWNDES COUNTY has issued a CIVIL ACTION
LAWSUIT against DEEP SOUTH. The preliminary hearing is set for
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 at 9:30AM in Courtroom 5D of the Lowndes
County Judicial Complex. The purpose of the hearing is to force DEEP
SOUTH to shutdown on that day! (We are a small, local, family owned
and operated business.) We need your support because this hearing
will effect almost every one of you. “IF” we are forced out,
Advanced Disposal will be your “ONLY CHOICE” for garbage service.
That means there will be a MONOPOLY for garbage service in Lowndes.
The County maintains that it is not MANDATORY for the citizens to
use Advanced Disposal so then who else can we choose? CHOICE keeps
business healthy and HONEST. Please help support this matter for
your sake and ours by calling LOWNDES COUNTY and voice your
concerns. Also, there are several petitions being sent around as of
today. We personally thank each and every one of you!! From: Cary,
Debbie, Trevor, Dylan and Sadee Scarborough