Wednesday, March 11, 2009

U.S. House Hearings Tomorrow!!

Good Evening Neighbor:

See this link below - hearings are beginning tomorrow with regard to the inadequacies of the ATSDR - Health Consultation.  Take care when you read the report - it has pictures of how toxins harmed animals and it is not for young eyes.   As you will see,  our story is the same as so many stories across America and it is tragic to say the least.  You can also view the webcast tomorrow beginning at 10am.  

I want to thank our Task Force for the hours of research that enabled us to give solid input into these hearings.  Even though our story is not sited here, you must know that this House Committee is well aware of what happened in South Fulton and Fayette counties - we made sure they received documentation, emails etc... to support our case.

Your neighbor,


Connie Thomas Biemiller, Chair
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force

As Margaret Mead once said:

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Reminder Canoe Trip!!!

Hi all:

Reminder - our canoe trip deadline is almost here. The trip will
take place two weeks from this Saturday the 28th. You do not want to
miss this special trip - I am looking forward to the serenity and
beauty of it all. Many of you have already registered and we will be
sending out confirmations soon.


Connie Thomas Biemiller, Chair
Environmental Institute of Georgia

Monday, March 09, 2009

Environmental Alerts

Good Morning Neighbor:

As many of you know, our task force has members such as Earl Hindman
who has such broad knowledge of organophosphate research he should be
given is Ph.d.. Earl has yet again found a significant study that
significantly impacts our community - knowledge we should have been
given right after the poisoning. However, as you will read it is
something we must all take seriously now and for years to come.

I also have a second alert!! Please read the article below with
regard to the clear cutting of trees along our highways to make more
room for billboards. I personally find our highways an
embarrassment. Especially along south Interstate 75 where the roads
are littered with billboards with adult content. Instead of focusing
on the beautification of Georgia, we are allowing the greed of
industry once again to dictate how we live environmentally and
morally. I hope that you will join me in sending letters to the
House Transportation Committee where this bill (SB 164) now resides.
Request boldly that they not allow this bill on the House floor for a
vote and let us begin thinking about the beautification of Georgia
and what message we want to send to the millions who travel our
roads. I want to thank Representative Virgil Fludd for his quick
response to my email regarding this matter and I absolutely know we
can all make a positive change for Georgia if everyone will flood the
transportation office with emails. See the links below and please
forward this information to everyone you know!!

Click on the Representative's name to go to their email.

Your neighbor,


Connie Thomas Biemiller, Chair
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force