February 21, 2024

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Time to retirepolluting refineries

Re: “Refiners say they’ve gone inexperienced” (Web page A1, Feb. 4).

Thanks for highlighting the environmental perspective on the biofuel transition at Phillips 66 and Marathon.

Processing biofuels just isn’t a clear, inexperienced endeavor — it pollutes the air, threatening the well being of close by communities. The refineries in Rodeo and Martinez are dinosaurs that ought to go extinct. The displaced employees must be retrained and employed elsewhere.

Native residents shouldn’t need to preserve struggling the well being penalties of air air pollution simply so these multibillion-dollar firms can proceed utilizing their outdated enterprise mannequin.

Emily WheelerHarmony

Reelect Nate Miley toBoard of Supervisors

Castro Valley must reelect our skilled, devoted and revered Supervisor Nate Miley.

For years, Miley and his employees labored very laborious to protect our Madison Space Particular Plan (MASP). In 1974, the MASP was adopted as a result of residents requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to guard our neighborhood.

In 2005, neighbors requested Miley to strengthen the plan provisions to protect our neighborhood’s setting. Miley and his employees coordinated authorities company conferences, workshops and poll surveys which culminated in clearer coverage and implementation language. In 2006, the MASP was adopted by the Board of Supervisors.

Miley has all the time been a robust supporter of our arts, schooling and senior teams. He has the expertise to get the job carried out.

Gerald and Winifred ThompsonCastro Valley

Laurene Inexperienced forZone 7 Water Board

Laurene Inexperienced will get my vote for Zone 7.

She is an incumbent and, luckily for us, is working once more. She has been a driving drive behind eliminating PFAS from Zone 7 groundwater. She constantly strives to convey all concerned collectively to succeed in a consensus within the Tri-Valley.

Inexperienced is captivated with serving on our Zone 7 Water Board. Please vote for her.

Susan WacekPleasanton

Israelis don’t have any rightto deprive human rights

Does having been the sufferer of human rights abuses give one the fitting to rob others of theirs?