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Maybe Someone is Listening
by Robert McRoberts


April 14, 2005

The other day I was out at the dam. Babe (my new pup) and I were taking a little stroll. I came up with the idea that if the mill dam doesn't have a real use now, could we not just cut into the water line, put in some turbines and have power for the whole north end? The water could then return to the water line on demand. I am sure the water could go back to the creek and as supply is needed in the water line. It's there - we should be using it.

I was out on the Island and a friend had a old pelting generator running off a three inch line and powered his whole house - with no dam. I realize a government could make this cost way more than needed.

Well I thought Mr. Owen Graham's story was a cop out. You are right Larry Jackson. The only reason there is a market is because we let it happen. The Canadians are not stupid. If we stop they will stop. They take care of their people's health and if they're not working they are losing money.

Now our great leader is stepping in with his new plan, I just do not like the idea of our front yard being a stump farm. Spread it out as the Forest Service does. That way the whole Island will not look like Long Island. So we can come back in 20 years and poison our community.

Last month Ronald Currit wrote, "Where does our oil go." That is a really good point. If we process our goods, we prosper.

Robert McRoberts
Ketchikan, AK - USA


Related Viewpoints:

letter Response to Squandered Inheritance by Owen J. Graham - Executive Director of the Alaska Forest Association - Ketchikan, AK - USA

letter The state of wood manufacturing in Alaska by Larry Jackson - Ketchikan, AK - USA

letter Where does our oil go? by Ronald C. Currit - Thorne Bay, AK - USA



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