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Letter: Climate change a reason to stop plant

PSEG Long Island has found that the proposed

PSEG Long Island has found that the proposed Caithness II power plant in Yaphank "will not be needed." This is the Caithness I plant in Yaphank on Jan. 20, 2010. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

The last thing Long Island needs now is a new fossil-fuel power plant, the Caithness II sought by the Coalition for a Brighter Long Island [“At odds on energy future,” News, May 29].

Does this group not recognize the existential danger posed by climate change? Our society at all levels needs to make concrete decisions now to move from fossil fuel to renewables like wind and solar. Building a new fossil fuel plant is not only wasteful and unnecessary, it is morally bankrupt.

Annette Kattau, Patchogue

Editor’s note: The writer is a member of the Medford Taxpayers and Civic Association.