To the Editor:

Dear Philomath — you are doing it wrong. If you want to pave over and destroy your beautiful valley, keep doing what you are doing.

Do you want to have fish to catch in unpolluted rivers, clean water to drink and good food to eat? Did you know that bright light at night is carcinogenic? All that industrial light pollution turning the night into day is bad for you.

As for the new massive storage facility — how many jobs is that going to bring your children? I was told we are having a housing crisis but now Philomath will be housing other people’s junk? Don’t you miss the bluebirds in the camas-filled freshwater marsh that just got filled in with gravel off of Reservoir Road?

At some point we have to stop destroying the planet — it is essential for our survival. As you take a deep breath of that filthy diesel exhaust from the truck in front of you on the way home from work, think about your kids, their health and what future they will have. That future is in our hands now.

Jennifer Warnock