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Humans or mussels?Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 4:38 PM
Today's top story was about the water situation and how a small aquatic lifeform was holding up reducing the flow of water from Normandy Dam. This has frustrated those in the utility business to no end.
Well, we aren't the only one with this problem. This just came over the wires:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A united Georgia congressional delegation proposed legislation Tuesday that would suspend Endangered Species Act regulations over river flows during periods of extreme drought.
While Normandy supplies just 250,000 folks, there are 4 million people that would be impacted if no action is taken in this case.
The thing is, mussels don't get angry when they're thirsty and can't flush ... but people do. They also vote.
So do we say, forget the mussels and get that water to the people? Or are these bottom-dwelling non-sentient organisms more important than humans? FYI and discussion.
And please, let's keep it civil....
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Brian Mosely is a staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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