Who paid for that super-glossy, nonrecyclable newspaper insert, tax dollars or Calpine (ad insert, "Your Port at Work," The Daily Astorian, Jan. 24)? This slick piece of self-congratulation and Calpine promotion launches a new era of community governance.

Ironically, the port commissioners have bought into a plan that jeopardizes what they have built up. The cruise ship calls, the airport, the golf course, the fishing industry and recreational boating are all threatened by the existence of a liquified-natural-gas terminal and tanker traffic. It's the same tactic big government uses. Say "safe and environmentally responsible," "prudent" and "due diligence" - and do exactly the opposite.

Karin Temple


Managing editor's note: The Port of Astoria paid for the pamphlet.


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