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VanGorp - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

My husband and I have repeatedly racked our brains to figure out what the "up" side of having Heartland operate in Preston would be.

The two arguments we have heard in favor of Heartland are: 1) It is a way to recycle tires. 2) It will bring revenue into the Preston area.

Recycling implies reusing materials in an environmentally safe way, thereby decreasing the use of natural resources. The tires will not be recycled, they will be burned, the pollutants end up in our air or our water. Where else could they go?

While it is true that Heartland would bring some revenue into the Preston area, one needs to ask what are we being paid for? We are being paid to act as a dumping ground for the pollution (tires) from all around the Midwest and parts of Canada.

Along with the pollution, there will be an increase in truck traffic, and breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Heartland will be a scenic eyesore, resulting in a negative impact on tourism, property values and organic farming. The waste spewing out of Heartland's 210 foot smoke stack will contaminate our air, water and soil with carcinogenic heavy metals. Incidentally, most of the revenue from Heartland will end up in the pockets of one individual, rather than benefiting the community that is paying such a high price.

Heartland's pollution will not be confined to the Preston area. Pollution never stays in one place. Residents of southeastern Minnesota, please speak up and speak out against Heartland. Apathy is what will allow this nightmare to become a reality.

Dr. Bryan and Susan VanGorp

Rushford, MN

Van Dixhorn - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Letter about Heartland

The main emphasis by those of us who want an EIS has been the safety of the project as it concerns people and the environment. I suggest there is another dimension. There is also visual pollution. We are s ..... 
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Trent - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Letter about Preston City Council

Well, it looks as though with the election of Steve Knoepke to the city council, things are right back where we were a year or so ago, which is exactly why we're in the mess we're in today. [Read the Rest]

Sauer - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Letter about rumors in Preston

It came to my attention today (2/2/04) there is a rumor about town that I turned down an offer to fill the Preston City Council seat vacated by Mr. Mike McGarvey. This is absolutely not true.[Read the Rest]

Scaife - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 30th, 2004
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Letter about LSP

The recent attacks against the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association are unfounded, even to the point of absurd.

First, LSP is not "anti-growth.&q ..... 
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Denzer - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 30th, 2004
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Global warming described by, among many others, a British scientist as the world's most urgent crisis growing in seriousness with each passing day. In April 1993 the Union of Concerned Scientists published a "Warning to Humanity" endorsed b ..... 
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Davids - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 30th, 2004
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Letter of apology

I want to apologize to my constituents, my fellow legislators and Steve Roessler for the language I used during a secretly taped discussion I had with Preston Mayor Dave Pechulis last spring, a taped conversati ..... 
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Colbenson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 30th, 2004
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Letter about President Bush

Its strange how you never know what you're going to get when you get a president that is appointed not elected. Baby Bush, few now recall, made noises about personal freedom and no more nation buildin ..... 
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Johnson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 23rd, 2004
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Letter about nuclear weapons

To the Editor,

A couple of decades ago, the Reagan administration spurned nuclear arms control and disarmament treaties and championed an array of new nuclear weapons and missil ..... 
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