The fight against OLF is not over

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 17, 2007

Now that Southampton, Surry, Sussex and King and Queen counties have all unanimously adopted resolutions against the 10 OLF sites proposed by Gov. [Tim] Kaine, it’s now time for regional unity.

In North Carolina the five regions banded together to fight.

We need to do the same.

Together, we’re much stronger than individual counties fighting separately.

We need to encourage our Board of Supervisors to provide leadership in organizing such a unified team.

This could be accomplished at their 8:30 am Aug. 27 meeting.

[Robert P. Crouch Jr., assistant to the governor for commonwealth preparedness] assured us we

wouldn’t be strong-armed. If we opposed the OLF’s, we’d be removed from the list.

That didn’t happen.

Now that story has changed to “if we don’t like the jet noise on top of us, we can move.”

That’s not an acceptable solution for us!

It’s not over.

United we must stand.

If an OLF is really needed, the consensus of public opinion is that Camp Pickett should be chosen where the government (you and me) owns over 40,000 acres.

It’s not only better for us, it’s also a better choice for our men and women in uniform.

Stick it at Pickett.

Glenn and Lynda Updike