Dear Friends and Neighbors,
For now, we can state the need for an EIS on the Rein Expansion because of the important unanswered questions of impacts on the water, air, infrastructure, and economy. And that the EIS be combined with the Joint EIS the Environmental Quality Board will be doing on the Minn. Sands projects.
We also need to build the public record by attending the "citizen input" sessions of Commissioners Mtgs on April 2, 9, and 23 (mtg starts 9:00 am, citizen input 9:30 am) It is important to have brief comments spoken and back-up agree-ers present for the newspaper reporters' benefit. An empty room implies no interest in the topic. Our emails or phone calls or letters may or may not be opened (or kept), but building the public record can be an effective way to crescendo pressure to attend to our concerns.
Letters-to-the-editor are a good opportunity to repeat the truths to balance the hype of untruths. Important tips for their effectiveness is to keep them brief (I aim for 125 words), and factual so they are difficult to rebut in later issues of the paper.
Shall send out more action points as soon as I have them.
Wishing you well,