Hi Jackie, thank you for taking time to listen and writing an excellent article. I believe an honest engaged media is an
“Our Unions, Our Jobs, Our Economy: Where do we go from here?”
absolute requirement for a free nation to survive. I would argue being a carpenter is much more than hammering nails, but thanks again. I’m truly grateful.
Elgin McBride, Yucca Valley
About Sentinel Power Plant
Several times in recent months, representatives from Occupy Coachella Valley, People Over Population have spoken out against the Sentinel Power Plant during Desert Hot Springs City Council meetings. I find this odd since the power plant is not in Desert Hot Springs, it is located on Riverside County land. Their protest would be better served by taking their concerns to the County Board of Supervisors.
The only possible criticism that can be levied against our city government is that we did not rigorously oppose the building of the plant in the first place. Well, neither did those who are now opposing the plant. There were two separate ground-breaking ceremonies that took place approximately a year apart. It was announced and covered by all the newspapers, radio and television news programs. Many elected officials were in attendance. Not one protestor showed up. Now it would appear that the Occupy folks are “closing the barn door after the horse got out.”
In a recent letter to the editor to your paper, Mr. Darel Propst stated that “…the CPV Sentinel will be using DHS’s world-renowned drinking water to cool the plant….Mission Springs Water is for drinking, not major industrial cooling.” This is incorrect. The Mission Springs Water District does NOT provide ANY water to the Sentinel Plant. Desert Water Agency provides recharge water that comes from the Colorado or Kern Rivers that is used to replace the water drawn from Sentinel Power Plant wells.
Russ Martin, Mission Springs Water District