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Roessler - Letter to the editor


Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about MPCA and Heartland

Why I donít trust the MPCA:

Several city officials involved in the tire-burning plant debate, as well as the proposer, have stated that they trust the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA.) If the MPCA says itís OK, then it will be, they say. They trust the MPCA to protect us. Well, I donít, and hereís why:

I donít trust an agency who only considers the cumulative effects of two industries located right next to each other when their financial connection is more than 49%.

I donít trust an agency who never requires an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) except when forced to do so in a court of law.

I donít trust an agency who says an EIS is required of power plants, but not of those who produce under 50 MW of electricity.

I donít trust an agency who says that new ethanol plants of 50 million gallons capacity must do an EIS, but those who step up to that capacity in stages donít have to.

I donít trust an agency that says it wasnít aware that ethanol plants were emitting pollutants seven times higher than federal standards allowed and only required additional pollution control equipment as a result of citizen protest.

I donít trust an agency who approved a seven-million-gallon manure lagoon in Forestville Township three years ago, and whose approval, thankfully, was overturned in the courts.

Are you sure you trust an agency who bases the proposed tire-burning plantís environmental effects on calculations made for a Rialto, California facility that was never built? And who projects the potential for toxic air emissions from a 9 sq. ft. pilot test burn?

The MPCA will approve or deny the Air Emission Permit for Heartland Energy and Recyclingís tire-burning plant at the Citizenís Board meeting at MPCA headquarters in St. Paul on July 22. The public is welcome to attend and to speak at this meeting. If the Air Emission Permit is approved, construction of the plant may begin in spite of the pending case against the MPCA for not requiring an EIS.

Janene Roessler

Preston, MN

McCabe, Amy - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland  A friend of mine came up with this list and gave me permission to share it with you.  Top ten reasons to build the Preston Tire Burning Plant.  10.Ther ..... 
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Lindquist-Holan - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
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Baseline For Your Well  Fillmore County has a special water quality concern because of the Karst geology of this area. The fractured limstone bedrock and the thin overlying soils offer little protection in keeping contaminant ..... 
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Sauer, Frances - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland  Recently, I saw the American flag, waving upon many graves. I wondered, ďWho were all these people? How did they die? Were they alone? Were they on foreign soil? Did they die knowing that their hardshi ..... 
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Maust - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Itís a shame when well educated, intelligent people have to resort to telling outright lies to try to further their unfounded beliefs.

NO scrap tires are to be washed at the new Heart ..... 
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Marzolf - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

There is something to the idea that you can travel the world, only to find that the best spot is where you grew up. Through my work, I have traveled a good portion of the globe and I can now say, ďPreston ..... 
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Benson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter in praise of

local business owners

Iím not writing to complain about anything or to ramble on about some big issue important to the state. I just want to mention someone who many of us have come to ..... 
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Sauer, M.D. -Letter to the editor

Thu, Jul 3rd, 2003
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The proposed Heartland Energy & Recycling project (a tire-burning facility) has, very properly, raised may concerns about air, water, visual and noise pollution. I would like to point out the probable increase in animal transmitted disease, as well. ..... 
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Watson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
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At the Preston MPCA meeting, I asked the MPCA panel if there were any differentiation between Industrial and Food Producing areas when it comes to types and levels of permissible, toxic, polluting emissions. There answer was a definite No with the ad ..... 
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