To the Editor:
As commissioner for District #2 I don’t want to hinder any landowners’ freedom, but I do have to protect and preserve the quality of life for all citizens now and for generations to come.
While it is true that many of us are fortunate enough to own land, some with frac sand, we all share the air, water, roads and the environment in which we live.
In order to protect and preserve the quality of life for all citizens it becomes necessary to establish regulations regarding frac sand mining.
Regulations that protect and assure the air we breathe, the water we drink, the roads we drive on and the environment we live in.
Regulations that assure landowners that mine operators are experienced with flawless track records and are transparent when it comes to information about partners, owners, investors, assets and capital to operate so as not leave any land owner with a bankrupt LLC and an environmental mess.
My mission is to protect and preserve the quality of life for all citizens in Houston County because that is what you hired me to do.