Green tile? | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Green tile?

I read the article on the proposed plans for a so called “green tile factory,” using by-products of the Idaho-Maryland Mine. I watched the town hall discussions on the mine and tile factory on NCTV and learned the tile factory would have huge, gas-fired kilns running 24 hours a day with a gross consumption equal to the entire city of Grass Valley’s annual usage.

My understanding of the “green” concept is that it’s to reduce the carbon footprint and impact on an area, not increase it. This flies in the face of the many people up here who are investing in “green” technology: solar panels, hybrid cars, etc. Energy in the future will be in ever-decreasing supply, especially natural gas. This doesn’t make “green” sense to me. It seems to follow the trend of major impact developments, trying to paint a “happy face” on their projects.

Dan Reinhart



Nevada City


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User