How much more evidence do we need that Long Island's antiquated power plants at Northport and Port Jefferson must be shut down ["Lawsuit filed to improve power plant," News, Aug. 27]?

The plants are polluting our air and killing marine life. The only reason they're still operating is that politicians want to retain the taxes the plants generate.

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How about reducing the size of government and cleaning up our air and water?

Richard Amper, Riverhead

Editor's note: The writer is the executive director of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy group.