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'Ecologic Catastrophe' 

Editor:

The Oct. 24 Journal articles were a great follow up to Jennifer Savage's exhortation to the media ('Hey Reporters! The Environment is Everything,' Oct. 3) to keep the environment front and center: the growing plight of wildlife and dedicated work of groups like the Marine Mammal and Wildlife Care centers; the restitution to Native peoples who lived in balance with their land and were similarly deprived of life and habitat; and the energy debate heating up in Humboldt about how to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

The letters to the editor related to the wind farm proposal were a testament to the depth of knowledge and thinking of many of your readers. Perhaps with regular coverage of environmental issues, we will get the informed and effective public participation in decision-making crucial to changing the current economic paradigm and its trajectory toward ecologic catastrophe.

Readers should know that hearings and decisions by the Humboldt County Planning Commission on the environmentally and culturally controversial siting of the Terra-Gen wind project will take place starting Thursday, Nov. 7, between 4 and 9 p.m., Supervisors Chambers, 825 Fifth St. in Eureka.

Joyce King, McKinleyville

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