Coal plant good for jobs

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I commend Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. for finding the perfect fit in a company for our state. The coal gasification plant planned to be built in Rockport will really help our state.

When Indiana’s coal mines shut down in the ’90s, a lot of Hoosiers lost their jobs.

When our local Peerless Pottery shut down, Rockport lost big time. Most of the people opposed to the project seem to be the ones who are not in danger of losing their jobs. Nor are they concerned with driving 70-plus miles a day to support their families.

There is always opposition to progress. When Interstate 69 started to become a reality, the same people against the coal gasification project started crying, “Save the planet!” I’m sorry, but I would rather see our children have good schools and employment at home than to worry about the snail darters losing their domain.

The project will bring new birth and wealth to Indiana, Spencer County and Rockport. Let’s not be foolish and turn away when opportunity is knocking at our door.

Bill Glenn

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