Sandrine Charles: Yes to coal rules

March 1, 2014 

Holly Springs Councilwoman Linda Hunt Williams in her Feb. 7 letter “Best energy source” urged North Carolinians to speak out about the issues relating to the coal industry. I agree that we should speak up, but I disagree that we should speak against these rules.

If we don’t show our support of the EPA’s carbon regulation of power plants, we, along with future generations, will be paying for that with more intense and frequent extreme weather. More important, our environment will continually deteriorate if we remain inactive to the threats that are posed by such coal power.

Don’t let skewed assessment of regulatory policies by town representatives get in the way of making a sound decision when it comes to the future of our environment and, essentially, our personal future. It is time for us to speak up for our health and that of our planet and to ensure that such preventative regulations are implemented.

Sandrine Charles

Chapel Hill

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