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I am writing to you today in regards to an article reported on by Dave Ralph in the April 1, 2015 edition of The Abaconian. The article discussed Abaco’s chief councillors and their concerns. I quote the article “The chief councillors are supporting and asking that (Leslie Miller) implement his recent statement that switching BEC’s primary fuel to Bunker C will reduce electric bills by 30 percent.”

Bunker C vs Our Health

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Dear Editor:

I am writing to you today in regards to an article reported on by Dave Ralph in the April 1, 2015 edition of The Abaconian.  The article discussed Abaco’s chief councillors and their concerns.  I quote the article “The chief councillors are supporting and asking that (Leslie Miller) implement his recent statement that switching BEC’s primary fuel to Bunker C will reduce electric bills by 30 percent.”

Please, please chief councillors, did we not learn anything when the new power plant was being shoved down our throats?  Bunker C is toxic.  WE DO NOT WANT IT.  We should be supporting and asking that BEC seriously investigate and implement renewables like solar and wind!!

When will we learn that polluting our world is cutting off our nose to spite our face.  We live on islands, and climate change is a real issue, no matter what many politicians would have you believe.  Are we to go the way of Kiribati?  Just like the Titanic, with the brass band playing while we sink?

I would like to hear from Chief councilors Jacqueline Estevez, Vashti Albury, Delson Stuart, George Cornish, and Gilbert Davis on this most Important Matter.  Abaconians, do not be duped by the promise of a lower light bill.  Our health is way more important.

Sincerely,

Liann Key Kaighin.

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