Do not allow Twin Pines to wreak havoc on Okefenokee –Robert L. Nutter 2019-11-06

“Just imagine driving up to an entrance to the swamp and seeing nothing but a barren, parched, and arid dead zone,” wrote a local citizen in the Charlton County Chronicle.

You can still comment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or write your own letter to the editor.

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Do not allow Twin Pines to wreak havoc on Okefenokee

Dear Editor,

In response to, and support of, Christian Hunt’s article “Twin Pines Should Not Be Given the Keys to the Okefenokee”, I offer the following thoughts. I am not a scientist, nor reporter of any sort, or agency representative, I am simply a citizen who prizes the world around me. One part of that world is the Okefenokee Swamp, its environs, flora and fauna.

[Robert L. Nutter]
Robert L. Nutter

The proposal by Twin Pines won’t impact me in the near term, but it very well may be the end of the Okefenokee Swamp as we all know it. Will this generation really set in motion a process by which my grandchildren, great-grandchildren and beyond will never be able to experience the rich diversity of the Okefenokee? Just imagine driving up to an entrance to the swamp and seeing nothing but a barren, parched, and arid dead zone. Simply that is what is at stake.

I implore those folks that live, work, and love the swamp to think long and hard against the devastation that is on the horizon for one of this land’s jewels. People of Charlton County and Southeast Georgia STAND UP, be counted, and don’t allow Twin Pines to wreak this havoc.

Robert L. Nutter,
St. Marys

You can send in your own letter to the editor:

Email editor@charltonherald.com
to submit a letter to the editor!

Thanks to Christian Hunt for the PDF of the newspaper page.

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How to Comment

The nominal comment deadline was Thursday, September 12, 2019, but the Corps will not say it will not read comments sent in later, so you can still send in your comments, and post them on social media, as op-eds, etc.

To comment, or to request a public hearing, you can write to
Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District,
Attention: Ms. Holly Ross, 1104 North Westover Boulevard, Suite 9, Albany, Georgia, 31707,
or by email to holly.a.ross@usace.army.mil.
In your comments please refer to:
Applicant: Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, Application Number: SAS-2018-00554.

For the requested state permit regarding Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, you can send a comment or request for public hearing to
Stephen Wiedl, Wetlands Unit, stephen.wiedl@dnr.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Water Protection Branch, 7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

All about that proposed TPM titanium mine next to the Okefenokee Swamp:
wwals.net/issues/titanium-mining/

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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