In addition to being obsessed with websites like Crimestoppers where you can tattle on litterbugs and reckless drivers (plus whoever else needs to learn a lesson!), I LOVE petition websites. Whenever I’m looking to kill some time, I like to go online and sign random petitions for things like saving the polar bears or banning soda for purchase with food stamps. Yeah, like I said, random.
Last night I was browsing said sites and realized there was a petition to stop the world’s largest tire burning incinerator. In Pennsylvania. Like 30 miles from my hometown of Erie. Yeah, I’ll admit, Pennsylvanians aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed (clearly, if they are even considering this!), but seriously — the world’s largest tire burning plant? Um, sounds like an idea put forth by a gaggle of mentally challenged pyromaniacs with a hankering for lung cancer.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard about a tire incinerator proposed in PA — the first one was actually slated to be put up on the shores of Lake Erie, but there was so much controversy that the developers took their idea south to see if they could pull one over on the more rural (notice I didn’t say inbred) population. Of course, I immediately signed the petition and then linked my Facebook page to the site in the hopes that some other wacko felt like playing pajama activist on the computer at 1AM by adding their signature. Just say no to tire burning!