APRIL 2014 ABHORRENCE: NEW #1 "WORST" South Carolina Shows Once-"Beautiful Places" now Nation's Dirtiest, Ugliest

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The government of South Carolina NOW represents America's WORST for overall public spaces cleanliness. A once-proud Palmetto State is the poster child for others in 49 states HOW NOT to "cleanup" public spaces; its public citizens and officials, on HOW NOT to “respect” precious landscapes and properties. Already, the state was acting shameful to clean-loving citizens by spending a woefully-low, $21.00 per person, per year on environmental protection services, and trailing behind most governments on “Environmental Stewardship of Public Thoroughfares.” Licensed drivers were rated among the feeblest, for lacking “commonsense” Knowledge of Littering and other Roadway Laws. Since 2011, irresponsible officials and others chose to forsake an operative “Keep it Beautiful, South Carolina” slogan covering 46 counties and 269+ communities. Effects of that forsaken slogan campaign certainly shows: South Carolinians are the second MOST WASTEFUL AMERICANS [Only #3 WORST Indianans throw away more un-reused, un-recycled items per day, than Americans in 48 states!]. Another effect of abandoning a litter campaign: Over 13 South Carolinians are KILLED annually in preventable yet increasing vehicle-debris crashes on public roadways. [And, like next-door WORST #4 Georgia] South Carolina has yet to enact litter-reducing Container Deposits and Comprehensive Recycling—BOTH adept at reducing litter volumes and taxpaid removal costs. Governor Nikki Haley (scroll down for picture) has become THE POOREST REPUBLICAN State Leader for Environmental Responsibility [much like her DEMOCRATIC comrade, WORST #5 Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky]. South Carolina [possibly mentored by next-door, super state corruption leader WORST #4 Georgia?] lies in a high-incidence region, where reckless public servants, their agencies and legislatures engage in misdeeds of the public trust, year after year after year. Palmetto State officials and citizens have plenty of work to do, to dig themselves out of this “deep doo do” situation they inflicted among themselves. QUESTION: Can SC be courageous and intelligent, to adopt first-class “American-Style” cleanliness, ecological and safety standards other states already have?

  • "Indifferent" Trash Dumping by Beachgoers near Charleston

    "Indifferent" Trash Dumping by Beachgoers near Charleston

  • Roadside Trash near Columbia

    Roadside Trash near Columbia

  • Unremoved Litter along Horry County Road

    Unremoved Litter along Horry County Road

  • HALEY: Runs USA's #1 WORST, Dirtiest Public Spaces Government

    HALEY: Runs USA's #1 WORST, Dirtiest Public Spaces Government

  • WASTEFUL SOUTH CAROLINIANS: Each man, woman, child Tosses More Un-recycled Trash per day than most other Americans

    WASTEFUL SOUTH CAROLINIANS: Each man, woman, child Tosses More Un-recycled Trash per day than most other Americans

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