A Pig in a Poke

Congratulations to Nick Welsh and the Independent for the excellent, well-researched and well-written cover story “The Battle Continues: From the Spill of ’69 to Today.”

Those of us who are engaged in this battle especially appreciate Welsh’s pointing out Aera’s Class I negative environmental impacts — “serious risks that cannot be mitigated into submission” — including accidental spills to water, aquifers, and the entire bio-region, as well as a large increase in greenhouse gases. This is a call to action for all of us who are concerned about the future of our county’s agricultural and human resources.

Reminder: Write our Board of Supervisors ( and the Planning Commission ( and tell them: Just say no!

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