Yes, there is a new sheriff in town, and Governor Robert Bentley this week declared a moratorium on any new landfills in Alabama.
Did you know Alabama imports five times as much trash as the state produces?
Just as a deceptively named dump called "Connecuh Woods" entered the permitting pipeline, Bentley has pulled the rug out. Would that ever have happened under the previous administration? There is some question about the impact of the Executive order on that project.
The Governor says he issued the moratorium because permits were being granted by ADEM and others without any consideration for the people living near the dumps.
Republicans have to be asking themselves (not for the first time) what kind of a Governor did we nominate and elect? Or is Bentley a sheep in wolf's clothing?