I found this story today about how a small, local community is going all out to prevent a big problem.
And in reading it, please bear in mind that the town in question is a community of 1,000 people. Oak Ridge has 28,000 people.
How would we respond to the oil spill or a similar event were it to happen here? Would we do something similar? Or, call up consultants? Or, hold public hearings? Or, do nothing?
I venture you share my belief that it's scary to consider that thought...
Onward and upward,
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Stan Mitchell is Editor and Publisher of The Oak Ridge Observer. He started the paper in 2004 with a $20,000 loan and writes generally on his blog about business practices, politics and local matters.