Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter, asked for the County Commission to do more to oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline, said they had contacted the county’s statehouse delegation to ask Gov. Deal to oppose that pipeline. GA Rep. Darrel Bush Ealum has taken the lead in talking to the governor, and here’s a handy table of contacts for statehouse members.
Other issues discussed included trash collection, transportation, property taxes, fossil fuel divestment, wastewater, fracking, clean water, the Alapaha River Water Trail, and Georgia is now the fastest growing solar market in the country. This was at the June 1st 2015 Environment and Property Rights meeting of the Lowndes County Democratic Party. Tonight’s meeting is about K-12 Education in Lowndes/Valdosta, 6-7:30 PM August 3rd 2015, at the Lowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, GA 31602.
Guest speakers at the June environment and property rights meeting were:
- Bill Slaughter, Chairman, Lowndes County Commission
- Ben Vieth, Students Against Violating the Environment
- John S. Quarterman, President, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
- Debra Johnson, Board Member, SpectraBusters, Inc.
- Michael G. Noll, President, Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy
The moderator as usual was LCDP President Tom Hochschild.
The LCDP platform says:
Georgia Democrats believe we have a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.
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Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Environmental issues and property rights @ LCDP 2015-06-01
Tom Hochschild, Chair,
Video by Gretchen Quarterman, Secretary, Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.