Once again I see a long propaganda piece in the Independent’s Letter section trying to justify the unneeded and costly Marine Life Protection Act (“Public Gains From Support for Marine Hearings,” Feb. 18).
The whole MLPA fiasco is nothing but more environmental extremism used to take away ever more of our few remaining freedoms and drive businesses of the state.
Regarding the costly meetings, those opposed to closing off huge sections of the California coast may as well have gone to beach and told the tide not to come in. The wealthy powers behind this freedom-killing nonsense had their political slave’s minds made up from the day they first initiated the action. The silliest part of Ray Hiemstra’s letter is that, “they ultimately adopted a fair and balanced plan”. There is nothing fair and balanced about the plans they arrived at unless he means that they did not close off the entire coast, which is no doubt the ultimate goal of these environmental extremists.
Dave Connell, Laguna Beach