Dumber than a box of rocks

Box of rocksIn an article about Tennessee’s so-far futile efforts to stop unregulated rock mining from stripping the Cumberland Trail bare:

“This is a lot more benign than logging is,” said Rick Hitchcock, a Tennessee attorney who represents Lahiere-Hill LLC, which owns the mineral rights in this area.

Mr. Hitchcock is right, if by benign he means trampling everything is sight, filling creeks with silt, promoting soil erosion, and threatening wildlife with dozers, earth excavators and dump trucks in order to remove rocks that have been there for millions of years.

Tip: Jeffrey Hunter


One Response to Dumber than a box of rocks

  1. juggler says:

    yeah, I’m sure the rocks will grow back a lot faster than trees do….

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