Libs want to boot the old crank out of the house
Letters from the week of June 17, 2004
Something besides the dump stinks in Mobile
People are sick and animals are dying near TRW's air-bag plant in Mesa.
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
From the week of December 7, 2000
In an unusual lawsuit, environmentalist says city is hoarding federal money
From the week of December 24, 1998
The county attorney concludes the Sumitomo Sitix plant is not a public health threat, but a neighborhood effort against the plant continues
Silicon plant fouls air while company worries about foul play
Councilwoman Frances Barwood, facing a recall over her vote on the Sumitomo plant zoning, now claims she was misled by the mayor
It took two very questionable appraisals to get it right, but the state Land Department finally came up with a discount price Sumitomo Sitix could swallow. Some people say the deal warrants a criminal investigation.
Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.
Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.