The Clarion keeps its readers well informed about what our industries have in store for the future on the Kenai. Articles from this past year have informed us about Northern Dynasty and its plan for destroying a pristine wilderness across the inlet for gold. They will also ship this ore away in ships from the Far East that bring invasive marine life in their ballasts tanks.
Agrium, another Canadian company concerned about its energy needs, is considering a coal power plant in Nikiski that uses technology not quite fine tuned enough to guarantee our air quality in our own back yard.
We can top that off by including our own Homer Electric Associations plans to collaborate with both of these industries by generating with carbon based fuels.
The encouraging industry news published in the Clarion involves two forward thinking companies that will generate electricity by capturing the ebb and flow of Kachemak Bay and the Cook Inlet tides. The members of HEA need to let their board members know how they feel before its too late to turn this mess around. Think about it.
John M. Standefer
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