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Realistic, not idealistic

May 18, 2012
The Daily News

EDITOR:We have gone way beyond common sense with many of our clean air restrictions, so we can live a few months longer and reduce global warming.

Locally, Wisconsin Electric must soon close electric coal burning generators in Marquette.

This will cost us 120 jobs in Marquette and increase, for all of us, in electric bills. The worst part of this is the people who buy the generators throw away the pollution control which then increases global warming.

Another pollution control restriction is on oil refineries. As I understand, refineries will be built outside of U.S.A. which will cost U.S.A. billions in taxes, thousands in jobs, and an increase in global warming.

We need environmental protection but we need to be realistic and look at the overall picture not he idealistic picture.

I have a solution:

1. Retire the top 25 people from our environmental protection agency, with full benefits. Then hire 25 new people to run the agency. The new people should be made up in the five following groups 1. Five lawyers 2. Five non-supervisory workers 3. Five supervisors 4. Five medical people 5. Five manufacturing representatives.

This will put common sense into our regulations. In other words, realistic not idealistic.

Leo Fende




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