Scott Banbury 
Member since Oct 12, 2011

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Re: “Rep. Andy Holt: Lottery Commercials 'Disgusting, Out of Hand'

I participated in Andy's AR-15 lottery and lost.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/11/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

We have a "Mow to Own" program that lets neighborhood associations demolish blighted properties and turn them into mini-parks...
http://www.memphistn.gov/Portals/0/pdf_for…
http://memphistn.gov/Portals/0/pdf_forms/m…

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/11/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Thanks, Toby. To read the entirety of the Sierra Club's analysis of the proposed Zoo parking lot configuration, visit http://bit.ly/2i2s3M4

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/09/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Committee Continues Work on Greensward Project

datGuy, please see Sierra Club's analysis...
https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierr…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/07/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Committee Continues Work on Greensward Project

The Zoo is obviously making a land grab. They don't need 10' wide parking spots. The only facility in Memphis that has parking spaces that wide is Tiger lane, where people set up lawn chairs and BBQ grills alongside their SUVs. I prophecize that the Zoo will choose to re-stripe their lot a couple years down the road to gain even more spaces. Save the Greensward!

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/05/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “It’s Memphis’ Water!

FUNKbrs, the current coal plant uses once through water from McKellar Lake. This is no longer an acceptable solution since regulations were put in place to curb entrainment/impingement of aquatic species that get sucked in to the water intakes. Sierra Club does believe that TVA made a good faith effort to use the grey water from the sewage treatment plant as originally planned. What they found when they analyzed the grey water is that it is extremely high in nutrients--ammonia and phosphates in particular. What's more, the nutrient levels fluctuated dramatically, making chemical treatment very difficult. The high level of nutrients are likely the result of the feed processing operations on Presidents Island, which discharge their waste water to the TE Maxson treatment plant which in turn is allowed to discharge large amounts of nutrients due to the Mississippi River's high assimilative capacity. We believe that the long term solution here is to build a tertiary treatment plant capable of cleaning up enough grey water to meet TVA's needs and perhaps a few other industries on Frank Pidgeon or Presidents Island.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/03/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Strickland Pondering City Action on Aquifier Dispute

@SillyPants The Commercial Appeal article is out, along with an excellent video. I don't think it supports your arguments. Yes, the aquifer is rebounding from historic drawdowns but as the article clearly states, there ARE threats to its quality from withdrawals in certain areas. I think I'll keep on keepin' on until the aquifer is as safe as we can make it.

Commercial Appeal (sorry Bruce): http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news…

Protect Our Aquifer: http://protectouraquifer.com/ or
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051817038…

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 12/17/2016 at 9:19 AM

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