In addition to concerns about our own ability to enjoy our beautiful home, we are concerned about the costs to the local businesses that are part of the Tourism Economy, which is one of the mainstays of this area. How many businesses and jobs will be lost when our land, water and air are degraded? Visitors do not come to polluted beaches, nor boat and fish in bays with dead zones, nor hike, bike, camp and lodge in areas with unhealthy air. (And the smelly and unhealthy air will sit right over the highway that is the entrance to this beautiful area!)
Clean Up Costs for Environmental Damage
We are concerned about the costs to local taxpayers which will result when local, state and federal governments bear the brunt of environmental cleanups.