Economy and Environment Go Together, Waterkeeper Conference Told

By: Paul Post
Date: May 19, 2014
News Outlet: The Lake George Mirror

Rethinking the approach to community revitalization is key to its successful implementation. That’s what municipal planner
David Crockett, in the pioneering spirit of his American frontiersman ancestor, told the 100 engineers, architects and government officials gathered May 1 at the 2014 Lake George Low Impact Development Conference, at the Holiday Inn.

In 1969, Chattanooga was proclaimed “America’s Dirtiest City,” so polluted by heavy industrial emissions that motorists
had to use headlights in the daytime. “Our hospitals were doing a great business,” Crockett said. “There was no EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).”

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