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Fake green, Moe defended

Fake green

Nancy Mistele's misleading "green agenda" lets developers do whatever they want ("Mistele Goes Green - Sort of," 2/27/09). New development in the Lake Mendota basin is the cause of stinky lakes and dirtier air, and Nancy wants yet more uncontrolled and unplanned sprawl.

Mistele's pronouncements on the environment are proof that she is in the pocket of irresponsible developers. Business is attracted to Dane County's quality of life. You don't get cleaner air and water without the leadership Kathleen Falk has given this county since 1997.

Mistele ridicules wetland conservationthat controls flooding and keeps our lakes cleaner. She wants to spend $200 million on new highway spending that even the state Department of Transportation does not support.

Falk received the 2008 Environmental Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizing her parks, clean air and water achievements.

That's why the Sierra Club endorsed Falk and why we urge you to vote for her.

Dave Blouin, Caryl Terrell, Sierra Club

I don't believe everything Nancy Mistele says about going green, and I am appalled that she is putting the brakes on Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk's commuter rail, which will encourage people to use public transportation and drive less, cutting down on pollution and carbon dioxide. Falk cares about the environment; therefore she deserves to be reelected.

Russell Novkov

Moe defended

Just because Doug Moe, who alerted the rest of us to the proposed power line through Odana Golf Course in his column, was in your view late on the story, it's no honest reason for criticism (Fortunes, 3/6/09).

Moe's wide-ranging, interesting columns are unique insights into Madison history and culture - local coverage that should be preserved and encouraged. Why not leave out the undeserved personal invective and just stick to journalizing?

Steve Williams

Bill Lueders replies: My light-hearted ribbing of Doug Moe, whom I've praised with regularity, was not for being late on the story but for expressing shock to learn of a problem that had been prominently covered in Isthmus.

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