I am a resident of Pope County. Recently I have noticed along the roadways that I travel daily the ugly scene of brown, dying trees and vegetation on the sides of the road. At first I thought it was due to the heat and lack of rain that we have had. But I then realized that all the trees and vegetation that is dead along the roads is a result of a powerful herbicide that has been sprayed beneath the power lines by Entergy to kill it all.
What happens now? The vegetation dies, so there is nothing to control the erosion. We have more deadly chemicals contaminating the ground. We the public, instead of seeing green lush areas along the road, will have to look at the dead brown trees, bushes, and grasses. Will Entergy come back and remove the dead vegetation and replant something else? I doubt it. We will be forced to look at all of this until it rots and goes away, and how long will that take? For a few years our county judge did the same thing to the ditches in my area. This caused damage to the ditches in front of our homes, with erosion and damage to our properties. Thankfully he stopped this practice and now just has the ditches mowed.
Our planet is full of enough pollution and chemicals being put in the ground; we didn’t need this. The trees have always just been trimmed back away from the power lines when needed. Why do this now? Tell Entergy to stop this practice! Hopefully the rest of you won’t have to endure this. Speak out.
KIM HILL Dover