I have lived in South Portland longer than I have ever lived anywhere in my life: 17 years and counting. My home is also one of my life goals: I want to be able to say “I have lived in this house for 20 years.” It is where I hope to take my last breath. That is why I am for the Waterfront Protection Ordinance. However, I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If those smoke stacks were built by Bug Light, I would have to move or live in virtual captivity, with some sort of filter system that may exist. And if I had to move, how much financial loss would I have to accept? I know I am not alone. Protect our air, our water and the beauty of our coast line. It is important to protect South Portland. Vote for the Waterfront Protection Ordinance.

L.M. Tate
South Portland

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