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.”
I was shocked to read Minister Leslie Miller's statement that switching BEC’s primary fuel from diesel to HFO (Bunker C) would reduce electricity bills by 30%, shocked because the statement fails to mention the health and environmental costs associated with bunker C fuel. It was even more disturbing to read that the use of bunker C for power generation was supported by Abaco’s chief counselors.
I was astonished to read in the April 1st Abaconian that the Chief Councillors were “writing Minister Leslie Miller...asking that he implement his recent statement that switching BEC's primary fuel to Bunker C would reduce electric bills by 30%.” Is this another April Fool's joke?