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LETTER: It’s time for all of us to speak our minds on the myth of ‘clean coal’ and syngas

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The onslaught of pressure to bring us a synthetic natural gas plant that is being exerted by elected public officials, coal-company operators and so-called technocrats who want us to believe they can wave their magic wands and produce “clean coal” scares me.

If we were not already living in a veritable sea of toxic pollutants that has been produced primarily by the use of coal, I might understand their eagerness to pour more on us.

If there were benefits that outweighed the effects that result from the use of coal, perhaps I could understand their motivation.

Those who busy themselves in manipulating activities which endanger public health need to hear from residents of this area.

If you are fed up with their present push to introduce us to the increased use of “clean coal,” please come to the air-quality board hearing at South Spencer High School Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

If you wish to speak to the board, arrive at 5:30 p.m. and sign the speakers roster.

REX WINCHELL
Rockport