Saturday, May 25, 2013

La Jolla versus Nature: “A Stinky Mess for Too Long”

Massive amounts of stinking guano in a nature preserve finally prompt La Jolla, California, Mayor Bob Filner to go all DefCon3:
Filner issued an Emergency Finding under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, declaring the area a public health hazard. 
The declaration exempts the city from the normal permitting required to clean the state-designated area of “special biological significance,” Filner said.
The city has hired a company to do the cleanup. How will they do it?
Non-pathogenic bacteria will be used to digest bird guano and any smelly organisms it hosts, thereby eliminating the smell coming from the droppings.
Hey, what’s a little bio-engineering of the environment when residents of coastal Blue California get annoyed by endangered species?

Expect backlash from pro-guano environmentalists in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Oh, and pass the popcorn.

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