WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Bradford BOCC voted 3:2 for
the Chemours Trail Ridge South titanium mine on SRWMD land.
Commissioner Chris Dougherty (District 3) made the motion,
Kenny Thompson (District 2) seconded,
Frank Durrance (District 5) aye,
Danny Riddick (District 4) nay,
Ross Chandler (District 1) nay.
Chemours titanium mine expansion, Bradford BOCC 2019-10-17
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
Bradford County Courthouse, Starke, Florida.
I will post more videos later of the two hours of public comment,
including numerous specific citations of faults with the mining application,
as well as the very professional-seeming Chemours slide show,
which nonetheless omitted important features such as the
FDEP Consent Order and whether Twin Pines Minerals is involved.
This is not the end of the story.
Several speakers warned them they were setting themselves up for lawsuits about the improper notice of last night’s Public Hearing.
According to Chemours, they still need many permits:Continue reading →