LETTER: Bridge delay creates more bad than goodThere was a letter by a proud Sierra Club member complaining about coal and oil pollution.
To the Editor:
There was a letter by a proud Sierra Club member complaining about coal and oil pollution.
Why don’t they consider the extra pollution by every car that has crossed the Stillwater Bridge since the first bridge was canceled?
Pollution of each vehicle is 10-10,000 (bridge up) times more per crossing than for a properly placed, well-built bridge.
We don’t want a cheap one likely to fail and drown 200 or more (a possibility).
Do we have a lawyer willing to take on a class action suit to recover the extra cost of a bridge, $30 million or more, now compared to one 20 years ago? Plus extra gas, wear, times $10 per hour, times days, times years for each one in the car, aggravation, inconvenience, time, number of crossings, plus extra pollution. Regular commuters will have much to recover. What about our rivers, all the renewable electricity they could generate.
Send the bill to the Sierra Club in care of Ron Anderson, River Falls. He will be proud to take care of it.