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Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.

Joe Charbonnet: Marsh belittles serious science

As an Environmental Engineering student I am continually frustrated by politicians who are totally unqualified to make such judgments belittle serious scientists. City Commission candidate Don Marsh's recent and persistent statements against the EPA's recommendations in terms such as comparing marine remediation to substrate remediation (two problems governed by completely different dynamics) is emblematic of this.

In this particular case the EPA experts have made the decision that they have not because they are bumbling fools or because they want to poison future generations, but because they are skilled scientists with extensive training. Just as we would be wise to trust a businessman like Marsh in matters of business, I urge him to defer to the EPA scientists who have studied remediation for years and made it their vocation in matters of science.

Joe Charbonnet,

Gainesville

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