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Pointing Out Westar Energy's Abominable Behavior Towards Kansas Family

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Message Mike Thornton
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Dear Kansas Corporation Commission,

I would like to express my outrage at how your Commission, Westar Energy and the local officials of Emporia are likely endangering the lives of the Evans family, who live near a Westar facility in Emporia. Your disregard for the health and well-being of that neighborhood is neglectful at best and at worst criminal.
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This story was brought to my attention by Mark Crispin Miller at: http://groups.google.com/group/newsfromunderground/browse_thread/thread/3975663adfc3c228/f0be3e345f6816d4?lnk=gst&q=joanne+evans#f0be3e345f6816d4
and http://groups.google.com/group/newsfromunderground/browse_thread/thread/f9f985bc8d8ebd36/8b911aaaa9dd336e?lnk=gst&q=joanne+evans#8b911aaaa9dd336e. It has been followed up by Joan Brunwasser at: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Let-s-get-the-Evans-family-by-Mark-Crispin-Mille-091228-519.html. I have also posted this story at my website at: http://www.layofflist.org/?p=5994. This story is now one that many concerned people are closely following and are involved with at various levels.

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I'm am sure you are aware of the following video links that Joanne Evans placed on YouTube. If you are not aware of them, I would urge you to watch them and then watch them again to determine if you would want your children and family to suffer the pollution consequences that you permitting through your gross neglect of the Evans family and the neighborhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qQ8BZwmVhc
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EHbDNfBgLk&feature=related

The Evans family and the neighborhood at large are suffering mightily due to Westar's continued harmful noise pollution and media contamination. For you to sit idly by and let this occur for the past years is unconscionable and it needs to be corrected immediately.

I grew up 60 miles form Love Canal, another corporate pollution nightmare that lasted far longer than necessary because of local government complicity, which is similar to the relationship between Westar, your Commission and the officials of Emporia. You are allowing potentially deadly and certainly harmful pollution to endanger a neighborhood where many children live and congregate. I ask you to take a long look in the mirror and decide if you would let your children live and play in that polluted environment. I would hope that your answer is an emphatic, No!

I urge the Commission to stop the damage that's occurring to the people of that Westar neighborhood.The contamination you are currently permitting is a potential life threatening situation if you don't act quickly and responsibly. The nation is watching how you handle this self-made tragedy and many will not rest until you do what is necessary by ending this pollution nightmare at Emporia Westar facility.
Thank you for your time.

Michael Thornton
Rochester, NY
585-542-8010
http://www.layofflist.org/

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Write the Kansas Commission and Emporia officials and protest this outrageous behavior:
public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov; a.hodgson@kcc.ks.gov; bplummer@emporia-kansas.gov; t.wright@kcc.ks.gov; j.harkins@kcc.ks.gov; m.moffet@kcc.ks.gov; m.petty@kcc.ks.gov; d.low@kcc.ks.gov; knelson@emporia-kansas.gov; jlongbine@emporia-kansas.gov; nytnews@nytimes.com; national@washpost.com; editor@kctribune.com

 

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Mike has spent the past two decades as an environmental remediation specialist and technical writing consultant. An Environmental Sciences graduate of SUNY Brockport, Mike has been writing for the past year about unemployment and workplace issues. (more...)
 
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