The debate continues
To the Editor: I applaud Mayor McClanahan’s positive position regarding the proposed power plant in Navarro County. While certainly not opposed to reasonable environmental protection measures, we have extensive Texas State and Federal agencies to manage those issues. Having dealt with these as well as other such agencies most of my adult life, I can assure you that they are thorough, determined, dedicated, and most important, qualified to address environmental concerns. It is disturbing to observe the politicizing of issues like the Navarro County natural gas driven power plant, the Canada to Texas oil transport pipeline, as well as other economically sound and environmentally vetted endeavors.
I have become accustomed to well lighted areas, a comfortable home, using an automobile, a dependable food supply and many other comforts of life that are provided by our industrialized nation. The thought of living in a lessor developed part of the world does not excite me — but, it is an open option to anyone.
Tom Purifoy, ChE, PE
To the Editor: My letter, if you care to call it that, is in response to the letter or article in the June 10 edition of the Corsicana Daily Sun concerning the opposition to the construction of an electric generating plant in Navarro County.
With all the pollution that seems to be in the air and the additional pollution that COPPS allegedly says will be added if a plant is built, then the only solution I can see is that everyone should get in their homes, close all windows and doors in order to keep out the bad air and stay there.
As soon as everyone in Texas hears about this idea, they will also do the same and no power plants will be built. With no power plants this brings up the problem of no electricity. It is going to be very uncomfortable in your home during summer with no air conditioning and cold in the winter with no heat. April and May will be nice as you sit in your closed up homes.
What about bathing and cooking? We certainly do not want to bathe and use up our lake water. We will have trouble cooking unless we have a gas stove but that will heat your house up and besides with no electricity to run our clocks, how are we to know when it is time to eat. I guess you could use your barbecue but that would only add to the pollution.
I think maybe we should try to build not one, but three or four generating plants. That would be about as preposterous as COPPS and this letter.
P.S. I wanted this letter to be unsigned, but I did not know how to spell anonymous.