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Saving wildlands, ignoring urban lands?

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I feel that the "Flare up" article misses the real story and scapegoats environmental groups (HCN, 4/26/10). Libby has asbestos problems? Those awful environmental groups! Sinclair refinery spilling too much pollution? Where are the environmentalists!? Environmental groups aren't superheroes, fixing refineries, organizing labor and healing the sick. Instead, you should ask the real questions: Who owns the plant, and how do they answer the question of why are they violating their permits over and over, endangering human health? Ask the Environmental Protection Agency: Why does the company continue to be permitted to operate while they are doing this?

Sarah Egolf
Laramie, Wyoming

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