Letters to the Editor
hotmail.com to be on our list for updates. Sincerely, Richard Clark world. I am very proud to be a farmer and consider one of my most important jobs to be a good steward of the land. In a recent study done by “Cows and Fish” on the part of the Rosebud River flowing through my land the riparian function of the river scored “healthy” with little, or no impairment to riparian functions.
When everyone is concerned about Greenhouse Gas emissions and the carbon footprint we leave on our earth, I think it is time that we seriously look at recreation in a new light. We have a government currently encouraging farmers to build solar panels, and we have a proposed time line to phase out fossil fuels. What are we thinking? How will we be able to explain to our grandchildren and the next generation how we closed our eyes and allowed this reckless use of fuel all in the name of pleasure!
Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion. Sincerely, Elaine Bellamy Will Farms Ltd. farmers that I know practice good land management.
Comparing pollution from farming to pollution from motor racing is like comparing apples to oranges. Both are different issues. The results from farming can be seen on your dinner table in the food we eat. As far as I know, the only thing that eats race cars is rust. People do not want a noisy exhaust spewing race track in the valley. A similar project near Balzac was not allowed to proceed. We are constantly being told to cut our usage of fossil fuels to help minimize global warming. Perhaps someone can explain how a motor race track will achieve this.
The environment in the valley is unique. It contains endangered and threatened flora and fauna. Once the bulldozers start tearing up the ground the environment is changed forever. The fenced race tracks will impede the movement of terrestrial wildlife. The disruption and elimination of nesting areas will decimate the bird life. There are examples of habitat degradation in other areas of Alberta that have major impacts causing the loss of wildlife.
It is time for the politicians to stand up and be counted. Listen to the wishes of your constituents and do not approve this project. Kneehill County, the ball is in your court, do not fumble it. I find it totally unacceptable that you would allow the destruction of a unique river valley environment for a project that allows big girls and boys to play with their toys. Sincerely, Richard Cole