Re: “Lumber Co. lesson: Pollute and pay price,” (TNT editorial, 5/5).
I’m one of 400 men who has food on his table because of the Manke brothers. As successful mill owners, they could have long ago retired to leave their operation to others, but they didn’t. I owe them for that. Lesser men would have sold out and taken their ease in a milder climate to sip out their lives in luxury. Not the Mankes. They’re still here for us.
I’m hoping others will follow this example, and arrive at an amicable solution to the environmental issues that affect us all, not the least of which is the economic and social stability sustained by family-wage jobs.