I believe that the subject permit should be denied. Adding more pollutants to the air is never a good idea. In Hernando County, it is an especially bad idea. The county earns a substantial portion of it’s revenue through visitors to our area. We are known for being the “Nature Coast” of Florida. This must be the priority of everyone considering negatively affecting our environment. Our (the State of Florida and Hernando County) Mermaid attraction has been a staple here for over 50 years. It’s time to stop selling the future of our county to the short term gain of a small few.
This issue is a prime example where protecting the environment simultaneously protects the financial well being of the area. Please deny the subject permit for the greater good of our community.