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Letters, May 1

Jordan Cove alert

We all get Amber Alerts on our cellphones, and on a dime we would pull off the road and call in a vehicle sighting.

The Jordan Cove project is a climate alert. Extracting natural gas by fracking is a first-string water polluter and greenhouse gas contributor/climate warmer. Fracking starts with a negative score. And it just gets worse. There is no way to contain the leakage of methane into the atmosphere. Methane is a significant green house gas.

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to imagine the potentially devastating effects of tunneling under

500 waterways across the state of Oregon. To allow a private company from another country, our neighbor, to excavate a 100-foot-wide path with a trench big enough to contain a 3-foot diameter pipe that will carry fracked natural gas all the way across our state, to be liquefied and loaded onto tankers to be shipped to Asia is something we have a responsibility to block.

No one can put a price on potential disaster for the sake of profit for a product that is contributing to the devastation of our planet and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

Tom Saydah


Preschool must move

Children’s World Montessori Preschool has been an Ashland mainstay for 35 years, caring for generations of children. It has also been an invaluable resource to me as a working mom with a 3-year-old toddler.

I can’t imagine a more nurturing, warm, loving environment to drop off my daughter Eva — the lights are kept low, soft music is playing, with a magical, small, fenced-in yard for them to play, and it’s run by super nurturing women. It’s a nest, where kids are truly cared for and kept safe.

However, the physical site for their toddler care (at the United Methodist Church) is no longer available and they are seeking a new location to move their toddler site to by July at the earliest or August at the latest. Children’s World Montessori is seeking a wholesome site that has both outdoor and indoor space. If you are lovingly aware of a rentable space of 1,000-1,500 square feet that allows business use, please contact Michelle Keller or Marcy Behringer at: 541-482-1314 or email CWMoffice320@gmail.com.

Angelica Lemke


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