Lately there's been increased lip-service given to taking steps to clean up the overabundant and illegal junk and litter that is scattered about the county. As the current chairman of the Chenango County Environmental Management Council (CCEMC), I'm all for it. The question is, will it actually happen? We've been down this rusty, cluttered road before, several times in fact, and a tour around the area reveals little has changed. In fact, it seems to be getting worse as our local economy struggles to keep pace with competing areas, both in-state and beyond.