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Re: “Dumping on New Hill

Thank you Rebekah for your thoughtful article. I thought it represented those of us who opposed Site 14 well. As an African American who grew up in the New Hill community and still attend church there, I am one of those NHCA members who was against the plant being located in New Hill at all and still wish that it would not be. I can't really understand anybody campaigning to have a sewage plant in their community if they had a choice. Now that it appears the plant being located in New Hill is inevitable, I am against Site 14 because it is the one site that most negatively impacts the community that I love. While we all have the right to vote the way we want, think the way we want, and work for the things we think are right, I have not been able to understand that the Church Road residents are campaigning FOR Site 14 over the other sites. To be honest, that has been more disappointing and bewildering to me than anything the WWP has done. Unlike the WWP, the Church Road residents know that our community is more than just a zip code. When all is said and done, I pray that New Hill will continue to be a community we can all be happy to be a part of.

Posted by etjoyner on 08/12/2010 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Dumping on New Hill

I thank Rebekah for taking the time to write such a thoughtful article. So many times we have been portrayed s just not wanting waste treatment plant in New Hill. Of course, I can't for the life of me understand why the residents of Church Road would campaign FOR a waste water treatment plant in our community, but even accepting that they think a plant would be a good idea, why fight FOR the site that the other minority residents of the community oppose? Why in the world would you fight for one site over
the other rather than just saying we agree that it should be one of the sites in New Hill? That has never been explained to me in a way that makes sense. It is one thing for WWP to not care how we are impacted, it is another thing entirely for one of our residents, an African American herself, to be so vocal and instrumental in wanting the plant to be at Site 14 and try to convince the rest of us that her actions have our best interests at heart.

Posted by etjoyner on 08/12/2010 at 9:58 PM

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