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November 5, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 5, 2012

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Thank you to our Guardians of the Ribbon friends for partnering up with us and providing the pink fire truck.

Lastly, thank you to the Think Pink Committee members and volunteers who worked so hard to put the event together and raise awareness about the importance of breast-cancer screenings.

It is our hope that the number of women screened for breast cancer increases. Early detection saves lives. Please contact your provider if you are due for a screening. If you have no health insurance, please call the Clinton County Cancer Services Program at 562-7112 to see if you may be eligible for a free breast-cancer screening.

KENDRA GERTSCH

Clinton County Cancer Services Program

Think Pink Committee 

 

Water protection

TO THE EDITOR: Oct. 18, 2012, marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we have a lot to celebrate

.Forty years ago, corporate polluters used our waterways as their personal sewers. Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted it repeatedly caught on fire. The Hudson River and Long Island Sound were in much worse shape than they are today.

We have come a long way from rivers catching on fire, but today our waterways face a new set of problems.

Here in New York, 87 percent of our streams may no longer be protected from pollution under the Clean Water Act, putting the drinking water of more than 11 million New Yorkers at risk.

Let’s build on 40 years of progress. It’s time for EPA to restore Clean Water protections to all streams, set limits on pollution for factory farms and protect our drinking water from fracking.

ERIC WHALEN

Field organizer

Environment New York

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