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Stager - Letter to the editor


Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about MPCA and Heartland

According to Mr Maust’s article in the Fillmore County Journal dated 7-14-2003 and the Republican Leader dated 7-10-2003, he said the following “Let the people from MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) safeguard our environment and health. They are trained to do exactly that. Minnesota has very strict rules and laws to protect its people and the environment.” Let’s analyze the above statement by Mr. Maust in a professional manner based on historical facts and not on emotions, propaganda or slander. MPCA is a governmental agency and is accountable to the citizens of Minnesota. Since 1967, MPCA has reviewed many projects and they nearly always have the same conclusion which is, “That there are no significant environmental and health effects.” For example, MPCA said “That there are no significant environmental and health effects” when Reserve Mining in Silver Bay put their emissions into the air and the water. When Reserve Mining was found polluting the air and water, it was the citizens of Duluth and Judge Miles Lord’s court ruling to require an Environmental Impact Statement that protected the environment and the health of the citizens of the North Shore area. Another example of MPCA’s failure to protect the health and environment occurred in Eden Prairie. Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) was permitted by MPCA to operate a landfill. BFI violated the numerous regulations by polluting the area. “The MPCA has scored this facility as representing a significant risk or hazard. Yet, it now indicates there’s little or no risk to the expansion.” MPCA was asked the following questions by a citizen of Eden Prairie: 1) “Why did you allow this facility to go unmonitored for so many years? and 2) How could you support the expansion of a toxic landfill?” The MPCA’s staff recommendation to MPCA’s board was to permit BFI to expand the toxic landfill.” After eight years, the citizens of Eden Prairie won its case against Browning Ferris Industries (BFI), and their 22 lobbyists. It was the community of Eden Prairie that protected their environment and health and not MPCA. These are just two examples of many to show that MPCA is unable to safeguard our environment and health. MPCA has rarely required an environmental impact statement on any project since 1967 unless mandated by the Legislature or by a Judge’s court order. MPCA has failed to learn from its mistakes.

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McHan - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
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Letter about religious monumnets

I am responding to the article in this weeks journal about Religious Monuments not being in public places. Do these people ever look at their money? On the back of every bill it reads "In God We ..... 
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Therneau - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about Presidential Election

C.J. Johnson put a spin in the letter that was in the September 18th issue, that George W. Bush wasn’t even elected President. It is a fact, The New York Times had 24 reporters covering the ele ..... 
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Rendahl - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about the administration

When today’s Republicans dominate, then business interests and short-term profits usually dominate. Health and environmental issues are of little concern, as the tire burning plant foes are discov ..... 
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PHAMA - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

Greetings and peace to the residents of Preston, Lanesboro, Harmony and the surrounding areas. We are writing on behalf of the Preston-Harmony Area Ministerial Association (PHAMA) concerning the controvers ..... 
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Holecek - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about court case

I read in the Journal last week about those trees alledgedly cut by Lowell Stephas. The trees that were cut were box elders and one cottonwood. The cottonwood was in the roadway and should have been cut y ..... 
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Attwood - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about joint law enforcement between Preston and Lanesboro

My admiration for Sheriff Jim Connelly was enhanced by his impartial presentation to the Lanesboro City Council on August 18.  According to news reports, he sugge ..... 
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Marsh - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2003
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Letter about President Bush

The writer of an August 18 letter said about President Bush, "It's been proven that he wasn't even elected President..."

This is good news, if true. It means that the American pe ..... 
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Laughlin - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2003
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Letter to the Preston Mayor and City Council

I moved to Preston about 13 years ago. As I came over the hill at the golf course for the first time, I was sure I had dropped into heaven – the rolling hills were so green and everyo ..... 
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