A good choice

Good call, Sonny.

F. Allen Barnes will be the new director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division if Gov. Sonny Perdue’s choice for the job is approved by the Department of Natural Resources board on Wednesday.

Barnes, a former regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief of staff, will replace Carol Couch at EPD. Couch resigned earlier this month to take a teaching position at the University of Georgia.

The DNR board is expected to approve Perdue’s choice.

6 comments

  1. ByteMe says:

    Barnes was Region Four chief of staff for the federal EPA from 2002 to 2005…

    The same EPA that during that period was hostile to clean air, clean water, environmental cleanups… that EPA?

    Maybe he’s a brilliant pick, but I rather doubt it, considering that part of his background.

      • ByteMe says:

        Do I really need to look up “hostile” for you?

        http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/pubs/erl_article.pdf

        I’m guessing, though, that any evidence presented that they favored polluters over the rest of humanity is not going to sway your opinion. Prove my guess wrong. Present evidence that they were tough (or even “fair”) in their enforcement of environmental laws already on the books.

        • aquaman says:

          Byte,

          Referencing an article is hardly proof of anything. I don’t know if you’re trying to impress me that you can “google” or if you actually read the stuff you reference but either way it doesn’t constitute proof. I believe our environmental regulations are out of bounds and infringe on personal property rights. I assume you do not so we won’t agree but to discount Barnes because he was an employee during a given timeframe is shallow, very shallow.

          • ByteMe says:

            As I said: I didn’t expect you to even read the evidence presented. That’s your choice. As the anti-Picard would say: Disengage!

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