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Environmental Alarmists

George Carlin, who was a social commentator as well as a comedian, did a bit on a topic he called NIMBY. NIMBY translated literally means Not In My Back Yard and that mentality remains strong for those who wish to have a Brunswick County Port but who live in Shallotte, Holden Beach, Supply, Leland, Navassa and elsewhere. Locations that won't, ostensibly, be harmed by the new port. Think about the unwanted truck traffic, such as that generated by the container parking lot in Belville/Leland. The roads are not only too rural and narrow they are not fortified to withstand the constant weight of 30-ton trucks rumbling along them. This is not just an environmental disaster being courted it is also a personal health and welfare concern. We, the residents of Brunswick County should all say loud and strong NIMBY! You want a port, how about making the State Port in Wilmington a more viable entity. It is already environmentally safe, prepared to expand and has a road network to support it, although that needs to be improved! Get this idea back to where it belongs and out of the hands of the politicians and their "sweetheart" deals!

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