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Behind Georgia's War on Trees


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, usa, environment, trees, republicans, ethics, abuse, news )

Cal
- 343 days ago - motherjones.com
Essentially thumbing its nose at residents who might like to make the air cleaner, combat global warming, or just have a prettier state, the Georgia legislature enacted a law in 2011 that banned trees within 500 feet of a billboard



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Cal Mendelsohn (980)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:14 am
THis contrary to the famous quote:
I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash

This is really insane
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:39 am
Trees are more important than billboards!
 

Christeen Anderson (467)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 2:52 am
Who's sleeping with who here? Cal that has always been a favorite poem of mine. Thank you.
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:08 am
noted
 

Teresa W. (681)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:17 am
Some people apparently think money is the most important of all...
 

Asli Vural (115)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:54 am
Sadly sounds very familiar :((
Thanks Dear Cal..
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 4:11 am
Ever been to Georgia?
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 5:49 am
TY
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:11 am
Georgia's not on my mind.
 

Darlene B. (290)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:13 am
$$ + government + corporations = NO BRAIN!!
Bless all who love Mother Earth!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:19 am
I absolutely detest billboards - More Trees Please!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:35 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:38 am
The fight for our home and future
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 6:41 am
Thanks.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:07 am
Georgia has some really stupid laws but I didn't know of this one....logging is big here and environmentally a disaster.... lots of people still burn their trash, never mind the pollution aspect - of course, we have one of the nations worst governors and our senator sold his soul to Monsanto a long time ago, so what can we expect?
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:54 am
Unbelievable!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 12:06 pm
This is dreadful news! The people of Georgia need to fight for their trees. Thank you! (n, p, t)
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:31 pm
As the article states "Georgia is a strange place."
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 11:11 pm
How about not allowing a billboard within 500ft of a tree?
 

Fran away F. (111)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:52 am
"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." ~ Benito Mussolini

This ridiculous anti-environmental law seems to be heading in the direction of Mussolini's Corporatism. Wake up, Georgia!

 

Frances Darcy (218)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 1:14 am
noted
 

Jeaneen A. (125)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:22 am
Noted
 
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