Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about potential track runoff/pollution issues

After watching this video of Porter talking about the "green" (i.e. money and screwing up the local land/environment), I had a slight observation/question. If he's all about being green, then why is he whining about spending $300,000 in stream credits and obtaining a permit to cross a stream on the property?

Further, this stream feeds into other tributaries that are home to the endangered and federally protected Etowah darter, which is found in nearby waterways. This fish will probably see its fair share of stormwater/track runoff (e.g. oil, car fluids, etc.) from his "green" race park.

Other darter species, both threatened and endangered (and federally protected by law), could experience similar negative (and possibly deadly) impacts from pollution runoff issues associated with his race track.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) is closely following development and pollution issues relating to several darter species in northwest Georgia. Readers are strongly encouraged to contact the FWS (see below) about potential runoff/pollution issues. Request the federal agency, which you fund through your tax dollars, to review Porter's applicable environmental work. If he's so green, then surely his stream mitigation and runoff studies/plans will limit any harmful impacts to these threatened and endangered species.

Contact information for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Cindy Dohner, Regional Director or Ken McDermond, Deputy Regional Director
1875 Century Boulevard
Atlanta GA, 30345


Pete Pattavina
706-613-9493 x236

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Don't have one. We're still here - scanning the news, emails, social media, etc. for updates. Stay tuned.

Hopefully Porter and AMP will give us some more fodder like the oh so brilliant Super Speeder promotion. Remember that gem... when the media skewered him for his ill-conceived PR stunt.

Maybe he can do one for the coolest spoiler?