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Re: let's build a unified movement, not fight each other

  Hummel et al,
                      What so many of us seem to know by heart, I find the
  average citizen hasn't a clue about.  That being that poison pushers can
  operate completely within the law and pump out copious amounts of deadly
  poisons.  The average American thinks if a company is in compliance with
  state and federal environmental laws...they are not polluting...there are
  no stack emissions, no toxics down the creek, no pollution period.  They
  are without exception shocked to hear our government issues permits to
  pollute.  I think if we could expose this  one fallacy to the public we
  would have a renewed environmental movement in spades.  Could we perhaps
  agree to this premise?  And if we could agree to this...could we cooperate
  in writing letters to the editor from all across the country on say the
  weekend of Aug. 16th, 1997?  We could entitle this the "What the People
  Don't Know Could Kill the Children" letter to the editor campaign.  Public
  education is always a major ingredient to changing things in America.  The
  people need to know of this great disparity between appearances and reality
  in regulating pollution.  We should perhaps try to include the best
  information on "legal" pollution in our counties/area.  Perhaps we must
  address this issue once a month in our local papers.  We could pool the
  letters so that the best ones could be used in other areas on different
       Any thoughts on this proposal?