Watch out for ‘Enronitis’ in
American business these days
An open letter to the News-Bulletin and the Valencia County Commission:
It appears that the issues of the Peoples Energy Power Plant are ongoing. From the outside, it appears to be a done deal. I trust that such is not the case.
Need we be reminded of the corporate disease that is plaguing the land? This disease is known as “Enronitis.” It is characterized not only by the cooking of the books but … a never-ending appetite for the destruction of pristine areas and total disregard for human health and life. Apparently, the Environmental Protection Agency standards and the formula do not factor in the people who are suffering. Just how do they determine what is tolerable and what is not?
Do not forget that New Mexico has been and still is historically a place of hope for people seeking to cure themselves of respiratory disorders. If, indeed, this is a democracy, there would be a county-wide referendum held, allowing the people of Valencia County to decide the final outcome.
In the meantime, the commission could suggest to Peoples Energy Corporation to locate the power plant next to their corporate headquarters. Certainly, there are many citizens of Valencia County who feel the same way.
Bernard N. Nixon
Where were you in 1947?
Were you a classmate of the class of 1947? The Belen High School Class of 1947 is having a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Classmates who attended BHS before and after ’47 who would like to visit with us are welcome between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 31, at Vista del Rio Mobile Home Park in Belen.
For the Class of ’47