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Even if we had today the current equivalent of a WorldWar II economy -- shipyards, full employment, lots of overtime being consistently earned -- the Best of Times -- the proposed (& just rejected by the City Council) LT2 water filtration plant.....spending .8 of a billion dollars to "purify" what is already universally recognized as the purest, healthiest water on Earth....would be a terribly bad idea. In what are really the Worst of Times...(Oregon's employment rate second highest in the nation) every dollar spent on this fantasy is one less available for really practical remedies... What DOES make sense is that we all support Senator Jeff Merkley's promising, ongoing effort to obtain an administrative (not legislative) exemption from the EPA, especially now that a new official, Peter Silva, has just become in charge of the issue... The wise use of funds currently available has never been more important.
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