Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Couldn't have said it better myself!!!

YES!!! The environutz are causing reason for concern increasingly by more and more people in our area.

Here is the latest letter to Saginaw News Editor on the subject... well said, sir!

Dow Chemical doing all it can
Monday, March 10, 2008
Editor, The News:
I have followed the dioxin case like most in the area for a couple of years now. An expert I am not, but one thing strikes me as being wrong and unfair about this whole episode.

It's the attacks some of the most extreme environmental activists make upon Dow Chemical Co. Have you ever heard one positive word about Dow from these people? Do they ever give Dow any credit for trying to find a solution to this problem that all can live with that won't bankrupt the company? Many big corporations would never go as far as Dow has trying to satisfy all the parties involved in this complex case.

I have a question for them: Is your goal really to find a solution that all can live with, or do you really want to hurt Dow financially and cost them as much money as possible? Costing Dow as much money as possible not only hurts the company, it hurts its employees, stockholders, suppliers, the community at large and possibly even its retirees.

Dow has done more for the surrounding communities than most corporations would ever think of doing. Drive around and look at the various community bettering things Dow has played a part in or been a supporter of. Dow Gardens, Midland Center for the Arts, Northwood University, TheDow Event Center, Bay City Y, MBS International Airport and Delta College are a few. There would not be a Dow Diamond and minor league team in our area without the support of Dow Chemical.

We should appreciate the investment Dow has made in our community, and the investments they are involved in at Hemlock Semiconductor, Dow Medical in Hemlock, Dow Corning and the new buildings scheduled for the Dow Midland plant. These all equal more jobs for our area.

Dow isn't perfect, but it is a far better corporate citizen than some give it credit for. We should be working with Dow instead of against it.
Rob Hirschman
Saginaw Township

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