Refocus on clean energy
It is disturbing to be part of a hypocritical society that has proficient leaders calling out ‘RENEWABLE,’ ‘GREEN ENERGY,’ etc. on one hand and having propositions for new coal plants on the other hand. This certainly is an appalling decision to come up with at a time when the country is a leader of pollution of all sorts. Why is it hard for our leaders to see the intellectual strength of this nation? Why do they fail to rely on that to establish green technologies and more sustainable jobs? Why would they want to grab all of us of a healthy living?
Well, one can either choose to do the “right” thing or take a tour of Michigan before it is left to dilapidate with soot and smog.
— Robin Bala Chandran East Lansing
America’s modern political climate is characterized by empty gestures and mere symbols of progress. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 is no exception. While it is a proverbial step in the right direction, this legislation (more affectionately known as “ACES”) will be a watered-down version of itself once passed through the Senate.
— Sabrina Cook Lansing
Support for Bernero
There was a community gathering at Beck Park on the city’s south side (last week), and Mayor Virg Bernero stopped by.
If you’re looking for "concrete results" check out the sidewalks and bike path on Northrup Street. Re-elect Mayor Virg Bernero.
— Charlie Barshaw Lansing
Healthy food costs
I am responding to the letter about Magdalena’s Tea House. The writer felt that the food was too expensive.
It cost money to eat well. Raw foods are excellent for the body. The Tea House even had classes teaching principles of a raw food diet and excellent entertainment.
Whoever wrote the offending letter might have researched the benefits of raw foods and the costs of running a small business before sprouting off. Many friends of Mico’s have been offended by it.
— Terry Silberstein East Lansing