This editorial was published by the Columbian newspaper.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Rosemere’s effort deserves credit, too
The Dec. 17 editorial, “Cleanup under way,” lauds the current cleanup of the Columbia River shoreline from Alcoa’s extreme pollution. This is indeed a victory. The Columbian, Gov. Chris Gregoire, and DOE Director Jay Manning, all deserve praise for their fine work.
But one key group was left out of the editorial: the Rosemere Neighbor Association. The RNA was the main player starting the new push for the cleanup, after years of what The Columbian called “foot-dragging.” Fair is fair. The RNA deserved credit, too. This would not have happened without them pushing this issue — hard.
We need many voices to help protect our precious local natural resources. The whole community should be pleased to see Rosemere’s valuable work in this effort.