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September 25, 2013

KITCHELL: Air quality issue up to us this time

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Here’s a disturbing thought: What if 10 years from now we’ll be living in a time when Indianapolis will have cleaner air than Logansport thanks to a natural gas electric plant being built there now at considerably less cost than the plant being proposed here? Who will the public officials be that future generations can thank – or blame – for allowing that to happen?

This isn’t about protecting our public coffers with money from a power plant. It’s about preventing some of our current public officials from spawning a generation of public coughers who will fall victim to a publicly funded venture, the likes of which are opposed by the American Lung Association.

If the Cass County commissioners can stand together for any reason, they ought to be able to stand together now and keep this process honest. If they don’t, no one will.

Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at ptnews@pharostribune.com.

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