For the Journal-Constitution
Monday, April 06, 2009
Billboards ruin view during drive
Thank you for the opinion by Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Fulton County) and Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-DeKalb). As the nation tries to conserve forests and stop the destruction of the environment, the Georgia Legislature considers letting the billboard industry destroy what is left of nature along Georgia’s highways by hideous clear cutting. Are there not enough distractions already along our overcrowded highways?
Billboards are eyesores that need to be strictly limited.
Our trees are one of Georgia’s most precious assets and should not be sacrificed to the greed of an industry that shows only contempt for those of us who drive and who love the Georgia landscape.
We should go out of our way to boycott businesses that advertise on billboards that require damage to the scenic trees and views of our fine state.