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Folks, if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything. Right now, by not taking a stand, we’re falling for an environmental disaster. Our area is already known to have some of the worst air quality in the nation and it appears that now we’re going to allow Perdue to spew 245 tons of toxic hexane into the atmosphere.

Hello! Is anyone out there? Time is running out.

In order to create unity and harmony in our community, I’ve been earnestly trying to find a solution where everyone wins. For that to happen, we all have to compromise at least a little.

I think the citizens of Pennsylvania compromised a lot when we allowed our lawmakers to give Perdue almost $9 million of our hard-earned tax money.

I think the citizens of Hellam Township compromised much when they agreed to fight this proposal.

Engineer Fred Osman may compromise his business and personal reputation if he decides to continue fighting for our right to a healthy environment instead of honoring an insane gag order issued by the current township supervisors.

While there’s not much time left to appeal this decision, I strongly believe our community must insist that Perdue compromise just a little bit and build the plant using the most advanced technology which will greatly reduce the hexane emissions.

I took a little bit of time to write this letter. What little bit will you do to help protect the environment of this region for our grandchildren’s grandchildren? Anyone willing to help in any way should contact Lynn Mackley of Citizens Against Perdue Pollution at lynnamackley@gmail.com or (717) 252-3993.

“By ourselves we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

WILLA LEFEVER

North Codorus Township

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