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Stager - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about HeartlandThe real reason that the City of Preston is divided is that no Environmental Impact Statement has been completed on this tire burning plant. An article by Mr. Maust in the Republican Leader dated February 20, 2003 states the following: "he (Mr. Maust) also noted if the MPCA had required Heartland Energy and Recycling to meet the tougher standards of an Environmental Impact Statement, he would have taken the plant to another state." Only an Environmental Impact Statement would require this tire burning plant to meet the tougher standards in order to protect the environment and the health of all the citizens of Fillmore County. All efforts to protect the environment and thus the health of all citizens from industrial polluters were accomplished by judge's rulings and not by the MPCA. The Environmental Assessment Worksheet is a very weak environmental review. We live in the information age. We have the right to know all the environmental, economic, and health risks that this tire burning plant will bring. Any citizen who supports this tie burning plant without an Environmental Impact Statement probably still believes that the effect of furans, mercury and dioxins always happens to someone else or what you do not know will not harm you. Unfortunately, you and your family members will learn the hard way about the tire burning pollutants, especially dioxins. The only way to heal the division in the city of Preston is to require that an Environmental Impact Statement be completed.

In a free enterprise system about 50% of the businesses failed for many reasons. Some of the reasons are a lack of demand for their products, inexperience, lack of management ability, or inadequate cash flow. One business that is very profitable and very successful is wind generation. One of Mr. Maust's previous businesses was wind energy. Even with government grants and subsidies, his wind energy business did not survive, Why?

No tire burning facility anywhere in the past three decades has ever been economically successful. Many failed to operate within the first three months. The few that did stumble along for years only did so because of very generous outside direct cash subsidies often an annual lump payment from the state legislature. (Better known as corporate welfare). Already new technology is available that will convert tires to oil without burning. This new technology will be pollution free, energ .....
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Rendahl - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
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Letter about American policies

Are America's policies becoming self-destructive? When Eisenhower left the Presidency he said, "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial comple ..... 
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Johnson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
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Letter about war in Iraq

Another generation has learned that an administration, with the cooperation of a self-censored media, can scare the people such that Congress turns its constitutional power to declare war over to the exe ..... 
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McCallson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
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Letter about Heartland  I have heard it said that hind site is always 20/20. How many times in your life, have you said to yourself, "If I could take it all back, I would have done it differently." News flash, We all have! Do ..... 
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Christianson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
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Letter about good sportsmanship  My wife and I (and a few hundred other fans) took in the Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton girls' basketball game on Monday, February 9th in Mabel. The game was very competitive both on the floor ..... 
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Johnson Joy - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
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Letter about Minnesota precinct caucuses

It's our duty and our privilege to participate in our Precinct caucuses March 2, 7-9 pm. It's the place to begin to participate in the selection of our next President, ideas and issues by ..... 
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Johnson, Eric - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
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Letter supporting President Bush

Remember this come November:

Will Bush solve the illegal immigration problem? Probably not. But neither will Kerry, Edwards, Dean or Hillary. Chances are, they'd make it wor ..... 
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Brokken - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
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Letter about Heartland

My family have been residents of Harmony for over 12 years and we have never been happier. It has been a long and winding road to fulfilling this life long dream of living the lifestyle we live.
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Webster - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Letter in response to MMPA letter  I find it rather disturbing that someone thinks a 3,000 animal unit confinement dairy farm is the light of the future.  A bit of simple math will shed some real ligh ..... 
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