The Aug. 13 Twin Pines meeting about mining next to the Okefenokee Swamp left me with more concerns than I came with. Questions about the hydrological threats were for the most part not answered, and we were redirected to looking at their model demonstration.

Most disturbing was the “experts” appeared to not know a wetland is the result of the underlying soil stratigraphy. Claiming they can recreate a wetland by mimicking the topographical features is disturbing.

Between their history of enforcement actions at existing operations and the lack of knowledge demonstrated at the meeting, these folks don’t need to be putting a shovel in the ground anywhere near the Okefenokee Swamp.

Daniel Parshley

Brunswick

More from this section

Fire gutted a vacant house shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, leaving fire crews working hard through noon to extinguish the flames and make sure they did not spread to nearby trees or the neighboring business.

This past week, I received a telephonic Robo Call from someone stating he represented the Glynn County Republican Party. There surely must be a parallel universe with a similar name since that call was nothing but false accusations and lies about ESPLOST 3.