Northwest NEWS

August 10, 1998

Editorial

Government's primary goal should be to ensure public welfare

   I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed cross Cascade petroleum products' pipeline.
  
   The current plan is to build this pipeline right through the village of North Bend and right through established residential neighborhoods.
  
   The primary role of government is to provide for the public welfare.
  
   This project is unfairly planned in that it jeopardizes the welfare of those who live along its intended right of way, including my wife and I.
   David Straka, North Bend