Sunday, October 27, 2013

Letter To Senator Johnson

Dear Ms. Johnson,

My husband and I have a farm not far from the proposed Port Westward rezoning. We oppose it vehemently. The Port of St. Helens has failed to establish that that an "energy" hub including coal and oil would be monitored well enough to allow farming to continue unharmed, not to mention the devastation of 2 miles of riparian wildlife habitat along our beloved Columbia River. The expanded traffic would destroy small towns and businesses all along the proposed route. 

Many of us who are in opposition to the rezoning and development of an industrial terminal at Port Westward were disappointed that you did not attend the hearing on October 3, 2013 at Clatskanie Middle/High School. We would have liked for you to hear our thoughts and perhaps taken some of our concerns into consideration. 

There were many issues brought up that need adequate addressing before, if ever, the opponents feel comfortable with the rezoning plan.

Fortunately, the testimony was videotaped. Please take a moment to view the following testimony by local farmer Scott MacGregor.

There will be more testimony to come as it becomes available.

Thank you for your kind attention to this issue.

Tracy Prescott-MacGregor

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