Spectra’s Andrea Grover is “disappointed” in Sabal Trail being on the
Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen;
does she also find it “hard to believe” like Sabal Trail’s well-documented
eminent domain threats?
6-8PM tomorrow, Thursday 17 July 2014
Memorial Stadium, 715 Dewey St., Waycross, GA 31501
The Environmental Protection Agency, GA Environmental Protection
Division, and Georgia Department of Public Health will be present to
discuss sample collection and results from the Seven Out Tank site
in downtown Waycross.
EPD will also be available to address issues and answer questions
There were several things that jumped out at me right away.
First, Lowndes County doesn’t even have a device for monitoring
ozone levels. We need to get one.
Second, on particulate emissions, Lowndes County gets a “B”.
Fulton County gets an “F”, Dekalb gets an “F”, Cobb gets “D” and
Clayton gets “C”. Horrifyingly, Douglas, Fayette, Henry and Rockdale
Counties don’t even have particulate monitors.
Third, over one third of the population of Lowndes County falls into
the two vulnerable categories of “Over 65” or “Under 18”.
Do the leaders of our area really want us to
be like the Atlanta area? Do we want to poison our children,
our parents and our grandparents with dirty air?
Dirty air leads to both lung and cardiovascular disease.
What are a few of things we could do to keep our air clean?
We could transition to clean energy sources like solar.
We could develop public transportation.
We could become active in our community and attend public meetings
to let our leaders know what issues are important to us and that
we want to be involved in decisions regarding development, industry
and environmental stewardship.