No endorsement by American Lung AssociationFebruary 4, 2019
To the editor:
Local citizens and public health groups have stood together in opposition to the proposed coal-to-diesel refinery in Dale. Speakers at the public hearing on December 5 in Lincoln City opposed the project by a seven-to-one ratio.
Which is why it was surprising that the letter by Ray Striegel in December (“Dale Town Council president speaks on C2D plant”) bizarrely implied that the American Lung Association endorses the proposed coal-to-diesel refinery.
The American Lung Association is one of our nation’s premier public health organizations. The ALA seeks to save lives by preventing lung disease, and fights for laws that protect the air we all breathe.
Such an endorsement would be astonishing. The proposed refinery will emit massive quantities of toxic air pollution, precisely the opposite of what the American Lung Association would support.
In fact, after speaking with the ALA I found there has been no such endorsement. Backers of this high-polluting refinery should stop claiming ALA support and face the reality about their dangerous proposal.
—Mary V Hess
Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
For one week every summer, members of 4-H clubs from across Dubois County descend on the...
A Pub 'N' Grub is coming soon to 514 N. Jackson Street, the former location of 514 and Yaggi's.
When 4-H youth graduate, they go off to different places across the world in a number of...
Fifty years ago, before Neil Armstrong took his legendary small step toward a big future, Mike...
Zach Troxal dug into the crumbled dirt beneath him, carving out a hole deep enough for him to...
It was in the land of livestock, crafts, cooking, science, robotics and so much more where Lisa...
There are a handful of moments in history that transcend. When they happen, where we were and...
Drivers coming into Ireland from the west side will likely notice the new artwork that now...