Speaker is no friend to city

Editor, OBSERVER:

I would like to comment on the article printed in the OBSERVER (Aug 30) “Beyond Coal: What is the Answer?” The speaker in attendance was at a gathering sponsored by the League of Women Voters held at a local restaurant.

I am sure we are all familiar with the Sierra Club. Their members came from Erie County to the Fredonia State forum to criticize our power plant and for it to be shut down. These people with their radical ideas could make Dunkirk a ghost town and destroy the very existence of our survival.

Yes, our survival as a city and county. These outsiders interfered with our way of life.

As residents of Chautauqua County, we do not take it upon ourselves to go to Erie County and interfere with their way of life so they should stay out of ours. That also goes to the speaker from the Sierra Club. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t it the Sierra Club that was responsible for the stoppage of the expansion of the Peace Bridge because they were more concerned for the wildlife, birds, etc. Were they not responsible for the delay of constructing the bridge across Chautauqua Lake because of the wildlife? I think the terminology radical sure does fit this outfit.

What I don’t understand is why do our politicians listen to these radicals and where do they receive their funding to exist?

The League of Women Voters should be ashamed of themselves to bring this radical to our community after what they did at the college. My final thoughts are this: Go home lady, you are not welcome here! And take a look at the NRG plant while you are here and remember that plant because we will not forget it or your organization. And last but not least, where is our governor who states he is business friendly. Why isn’t he supporting us to save our city?

RICHARD MAKUCH,

Dunkirk