Pro-health doesn't mean you're anti-job

Pro-health doesn't mean you're anti-job

There are 7 comments on the GoErie.com story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Pro-health doesn't mean you're anti-job. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

This letter is in response to not only Ben Green, but to all the other letter writers who continue to insist that members of groups such as Keep Erie's Environment Protected and the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie disregard the importance of jobs as they "take a negative view toward industry" in Erie County.

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PaulR

Akron, OH

#1 Mar 24, 2009
Valid points, but like it or not KEEP comes across as anti industry. Their actions will keep other new industries from expressing an interest in this area.

The ordinance which keep supports, while well intentioned, will have a negative effect on existing and potential industries.

Percepion counts in the business world. Why even consider coming here when there are plenty of other places without KEEP to explore?
cleanair

Beachwood, OH

#2 Mar 24, 2009
This so called industry- Burning Tires-in peoples' backyards! A population at the mercy of those with the "means" to dictate "we want it in your yard" -it won't be that bad. What garbage literally, as Rubino and McCormick may add all kinds of materials to their burning towers! And you are worried about a welcome mat to similar sharks?
oscar1

Niles, OH

#3 Mar 24, 2009
Good letter until you take a planet leap. Just because the Hammermill polluted the air and water for decades on the sight, that fact doesn't justify locating another monster there. Build the plant away from the lake and outside the city limits and there would be less concern about it's health impact. I personally would still be against it's construction because I believe the developers aren't qualified to be in the power plant business. I believe their intent is to rob tax dollars and shut it down before it produces anything.
edge

Clawson, MI

#4 Mar 24, 2009
PaulR wrote:
Valid points, but like it or not KEEP comes across as anti industry. Their actions will keep other new industries from expressing an interest in this area.
The ordinance which keep supports, while well intentioned, will have a negative effect on existing and potential industries.
Percepion counts in the business world. Why even consider coming here when there are plenty of other places without KEEP to explore?
The DEP already requires some monitoring of emissions. The ordinance would only expand the number of emissions that are monitored. The technology exists to monitor many more than the DEP requires. As normal the state regulations have not kept up with technology. Any company that is afraid for us to know what comes out the stack is a company that should not be welcomed here. Do not fall for the concept "just trust us"
If Rubino and McCormick believe in their tire burner they should be insisting on the ordinance. What are they trying to hide?

“Thoughts On Life”

Since: Dec 08

Erie and the World

#5 Mar 24, 2009
Unfortunately, some people will be "for" something just to be "for soemthing" without considering the effects on health or quality off air and water. Tires to rubber is not much "cleaner" than a coal fired power plant. Anyone can check out the facts, if they do a search on the internet. All peoponents of this type of energy are involved in its creation either in the building, operation, legal or financial aspects of it.
Clean Air

Erie, PA

#6 Mar 24, 2009
PaulR wrote:
Valid points, but like it or not KEEP comes across as anti industry. Their actions will keep other new industries from expressing an interest in this area.
The ordinance which keep supports, while well intentioned, will have a negative effect on existing and potential industries.
Percepion counts in the business world. Why even consider coming here when there are plenty of other places without KEEP to explore?
If these people can go anywhere, why haven't they?
Unreal

Richmond, VA

#7 Mar 24, 2009
KEEP is not opposed to jobs but looking out for the welfare of the community, and I commend them for their efforts. If Erie could attract industries that don't require a smokestack, like say, technology, banking, healthcare, etc. then we wouldn't have to worry about breathing in dangerous toxins that will leave people with lung cancer, breathing problems or worse. The tire burning plant will serve no one but Rubino and McCormick and their greedy wallets. What do they know about running this kind of facility anyway?

SAY NO TO THE TIRE PLANT!

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