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Dear Editor: 

For those of us who remember the Bay before its industrial destruction began over 50 years ago, that picture of a purse seiner dumping “industrial waste” directly into the Bay epitomizes — seemingly in one small “click” — the sad history and a vivid display of the naked greed and indifference that our people have had to endure from these “exploit at will” foreign investors. (front page picture, Samoa News 02/24/12)

 Such open abrasive acts of environmental degradation — with no regard of the consequences — are now unimaginable in any coastal area of the United States; the citizens there simply would not allow it.

And the “environmental protection” charade continues unimpeded in our waterfront.

G.M. Malala