To the Editor:
Oh, this is such good news. The city permit to allow the RMG/General Iron plant to be located on the Southeast Side has been denied. Anyway, the denial was a long time coming and involved enormous effort — so many letters, so many news conferences...
The air that we breathe will be a little fresher. We shouldn't have to feel so grateful for air that is free of particle soot.
If the current plant configuration is so state-of-the-art, then why wasn't it just constructed on the original location in Lincoln Park.
The jobs creation excuse reminds us that wars create jobs, also casinos and artillery production, so that old chestnut doesn't cut it.
Finally, it is really insulting that General Iron was deemed detrimental to Lincoln Park, but the South Side doesn't matter.
Anyway, the permit denial was the right decision for all of us.