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Editorial was out of touch

Your editorial on March 25 concerning the “Banner Mountain pipeline issue” shows how far out of touch you are with our local community.

I am glad, in the name of progress, you would not object to having a 40-foot-wide road go through your property, removing all the trees and vegetation. Then you can spend all the money you saved NID for putting that road in on fencing so you would be able to limit the access to your property by people on motorcycles, ATVs, etc. – besides all the wildlife that roamed on the animal trails that existed before you ever thought to live here.

The residents along this proposed route knew nothing about this option until we received letters letting us know that they would be flagging our properties in a week.

It saves money for whom? The Union seems only to be looking at the least-cost proposal to the builder and not at the least-cost to the community. You show no concern for the environment nor the quality of life which brought so many of us here. Is Nevada County on the way to becoming Any County, USA? Lots of stupid things have been done in the name of progress; don’t let this be another example.

Eva Ruben

Nevada City

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