Mr. Sowell has always been at the top of my list of opinion columnists. He invariably “tells it like it is” and doesn’t seem to follow an agenda. In the case of the referenced column, there is no doubt that he is entirely correct in his opinion that many black “leaders” have stirred the pot of racism without pausing to thoroughly examine the facts or circumstances involved. The general public — and a large percentage of the local population — are prone to follow the “guidance” of these self-proclaimed experts, which sometimes leads to violence. We need to follow the adage, “Look before you leap.”
BOB GRAYSON, CUMMING
Analysis disproves fossil plant’s promise
“Proposal addresses pollution at Navajo coal plant” (ajc.com, July 26) did a good job of covering many issues, with one major exception. The proponents’ claim, that it will do a better job of reducing nitrogen oxide pollution than normally required control technology, doesn’t hold up to analysis.
The alternative pathways in the proposal all result in more pollution being released over the Grand Canyon and other parks in the region. It is a good first step to finding a creative way to reduce pollution while making a transition to cleaner forms of energy, but the alternative needs to be refined to ensure pollutant reductions meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
KEVIN DAHL, ARIZONA PROGRAM MANAGER, NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION