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Reader's View: 'Special circle of hell' for PolyMet supporters

I just read News Tribune Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick's Opinion page piece about PolyMet ("Rousing support in St. Paul for PolyMet," March 19).

I just read News Tribune Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick's Opinion page piece about PolyMet (" Rousing support in St. Paul for PolyMet ," March 19).

In the first place, the headline was inaccurate, wasn't it? The headline should have been, "Some in the Minnesota House cheered Tom Bakk as he provoked comment in the rest of the state." I for one am not impressed by Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, his point of view, or whether he should be considered a fount of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, regarding PolyMet. Oh, sure, he and others like him seem to be trying to cement public opinion, but those facts about air and water pollution just won't go quietly.

I wasn't surprised by the Opinion piece's apparent effort to sway public opinion, especially up here in the Northland where sentiment is newly and recently gathering toward a majority opinion that PolyMet will have a disastrous effect on the water and air here in the Twin Ports.

A special circle of hell will, and should be, your fate, to be joined alongside others trying to sway public opinion against what should be a moral imperative to act in the public interest. Who will join you in cravenness? Let's see: Gov. Mark Dayton, generally the entire DFL, and the entire Republican Party. Did I say Tom Bakk?

Robert Stodola

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Duluth

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