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Harmful plants

October 27, 2006

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To the editor:

Many thanks to the Kansas Sierra Club for alerting citizens of Kansas to a very real threat that calls upon all of us to take action. Sunflower Electric is about to receive permits to build three coal-fired plants in Holcomb. Not only would these plants cause more toxic pollution, more global warming, further degradation of habitat for wildlife and domestic animals across the state, but 92 percent of the energy from these plants will be exported out of state. We would get all the pollution and sickness and only 8 percent of the benefits.

Kansas is one of the best states in the country for clean wind energy, which would create as many jobs as coal plants, as well as pay farmers for use of their land for the wind generators. For more information, go to www.kansas.sierraclub.org.

Please ask Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to deny the permits and insist that Kansas needs to help lead our nation toward sustainability for the benefit of all living beings. What sort of world will we leave our grandchildren if we do nothing?

Judy Carman,

McLouth

Comments

blessed3x 8 years, 5 months ago

Tell all the NIMBY people this. Hell, even the leftist king Teddy Kennedy didn't want wind generators near his house (it spoiled his view!!!). I'm all for wind energy, there should be wind farms in every farmer's field from here to Limon Junction, but the greenies keep throwing a fit that they disrupt migratory bird flight paths. So which is it? Coal, with all the pollution, or donald duck getting whacked in the head by an 80' generator blade. You decide.

Jamesaust 8 years, 5 months ago

I was very comforting to hear that the Sierra Club had come out in favor of nuclear power.

Speakout 8 years, 5 months ago

You all act as though there are only TWO options. I bet there are more. Lets find them and then weigh for the best. Are we foolish?

MountainLion413 7 years, 3 months ago

By closing the door on coal-fired power plants, I suspect that these activists have themselves thrown the door wide open for the Nuclear Power industry to move in and try it's hardest to shove Nuclear Power down our throats.

The options of solar and wind-produced electricity notwithstanding, the Nuclear Juggernaut is indeed re-energized and gaining new respect in may quarters it has not had in a very long time.

Judy Carman, whose letter to the Editor gave rise to this thread, used to co-sponsor anti-slaughterhouse sidewalk videos at 8th & Mass on weekend evenings each summer. At these events, one of her favorite pieces of literature she kept on their table was titled "Question Authority".

What if I were to turn that very advice around on Ms. Carman directly - by questioning HER authority?

May Judy, and the Sierra Club, and all who contributed to the denial of Coal Plant licenses be as successful in deterring the licensing of new Nuclear Power plants in Kansas when THAT option comes up!

Good night, and good luck. You're gonna need it.

MountainLion413 7 years, 3 months ago

By closing the door on coal-fired power plants, I suspect that these activists have themselves thrown the door wide open for the Nuclear Power industry to move in and try it's hardest to shove Nuclear Power down our throats.

The options of solar and wind-produced electricity notwithstanding, the Nuclear Juggernaut is indeed re-energized and gaining new respect in many quarters such as it has not had in thirty years.

Judy Carman, whose letter to the Editor gave rise to this thread, used to co-sponsor anti-slaughterhouse sidewalk videos at 8th & Mass on weekend evenings each summer. At these events, one of her favorite pieces of literature she kept on their table was titled "Question Authority".

What if I were to turn that very advice around on Ms. Carman directly - by questioning HER authority?

May Judy, and the Sierra Club, and all who contributed to the denial of Coal Plant licenses be as successful in deterring the licensing of new Nuclear Power plants in Kansas when THAT option comes up!

Good night, and good luck. You're gonna need it.

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