So Sue Me
by Don Hoff Jr.
June 11, 2004
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is looking into possible legal
action against environmental groups that want to block a veneer
plant from re-opening at Ward Cove, Alaska. The Borough Manager
Roy Eckert said the borough needs to become active if it wants
to see the mill re-opened. Whom is in charge? Taking orders
from hired hands? This is a waste of time and tax payers' money
for attorneys to look for a possible law suit.
The Borough Assembly has no
business interfering with freedom of speech of any groups or
individuals that have views that differ from your own, especially
if you're an elected official. How about my opinion of you and
your idea of re-opening of the veneer mill or the desecration
bridge to Pennock Island? It is a bad idea to re-open the veneer
mill. If I were the owner/operator of Timber Products Co.
of Springfield, Oregon or Forest Products of Washington State,
I would be smart not to operate in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Ward Cove is so polluted after all the years that the Pulp Mill
caused. Fish are floating belly up just swimming in the area.
I don't understand how the Alaska Dept. Environmental Conservation
even allowed or even considered a permit for log storage in Ward
Cove. I will bet that Governor Frank Murkowski had something
to say or influenced the decision to allow the permit for log
storage at Ward Cove. America does not want any more trees cut
in the Tongass National Forest.
If you're looking for a logging job, veneer job, saw mill job
for exploiting our natural resources, maybe you should consider
moving somewhere else and eventually you will at the end. What
will be left in Ketchikan? There will be a small Indian village.
This is my own opinion, so sue me.
Don Hoff Jr.
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Listen to this story...
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is considering filing suit against
environmental groups seeking to halt efforts by the Borough to
reopen its veneer mill in Ward Cove. In recent years, conservation
groups have initiated national telephone and letter writing campaigns
to pressure companies to pull out of negotiations with the Borough
to purchase or lease the mill. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio
- June 09, 2004
Borough may take legal action against environmental groups...
- June 10, 2004
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