Much of Georgia taxes on new tires or trash dumping are supposed to be dedicated to collecting tires, handling hazardous waste, and the like.
Unfortunately, about 40% of such tax collections get diverted to the Georgia General Fund, and from there to who knows where, while tires and trash
collect in our rivers.
That’s over $200 million dollars of your tax money misused to date.
The Lowndes County Commission is voting tonight on an easement for the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline through a mercury-contaminated closed landfill.
They only gave one day’s notice, and they didn’t mention the landfill.
Here is the letter (PDF) I just sent them asking them to reject that easement,
to support their own previous unanimous resolution against Sabal Trail,
and to contact state and federal elected and appointed officials and ask them
also to reject Sabal Trail.
You can write them, too, to firstname.lastname@example.org.