To the editor:

I spent an unpleasant Sunday night up in Healy this week. Weather was sunny and warm and the window of my room had been open to the east, which also happened to be the direction of the wind.

Unfortunately, it is also was the direction of Usibelli’s coal mine three miles away. The overwhelming stench of coal in the air made sleep difficult, mixed with thoughts of what was happening to my lungs! If Usibelli develops the Wishbone Mine just outside Palmer, think of our winter winds blowing down the Matanuska Valley. Is this the future we want for our community?

Dan Heynen


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