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Letters to the Editor for Monday, Sept. 9

Letters to the Editor for Monday, Sept. 9

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Americans should be more compassionate

It is inconceivable to me that our president put so much emphasis on appointing Supreme Court justices who would embark on overturning Roe Vs. Wade because he was so outraged with ending the life of a fetus.
Yet he so callously ignored and dismissed the importance of ending a medical program for those from other countries needing to be in the United States for life-saving medical interventions.
Within the month, this administration will end this program resulting in medical consequences for many of those people here in the United States for medical support.
One might argue that because they are undocumented immigrants, they have no right to receive this help.
Others might think that America is a country of compassion that will provide others with the support they need under dire circumstances.
These people pose no threat to us.
The threat to America is the deserved condemnation against this administration by anyone or any country that has a conscience about how a person is treated when such a program is terminated.
Bill Shapiro
Schenectady

 
World not yet giving up on its use of coal

While Americans are noble in their attempt to outgrow coal, the world consumption is increasing.
A billionaire coal magnate died recently after just seeing the last obstacle of developing the most recent major coal find in Australia.
In the past year, India burned over 600 million metric tons of coal. They welcome cheap Australian coal.
In India, 70% of electrical generation is coal-fired electrical generation.
India has announced its intended mandate is to bring electricity to 300 million Indians who don’t have electricity. Their fuel of choice is coal because it’s cheap. India has abundant coal reserves, and the direct negative impacts on climate are ignored.
India is going to sell coal-generated electricity to Bangladesh.
What is ironic is that Bangladesh will be one of the greatest death sources during major weather events.
Millions of acres of Bangladesh are only a few feet above sea level.
They will suffer hundreds of thousands of casualties from storm surge, malaria and cholera during the next typhoon.
Richard Moody
Middleburgh
 

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