AMD 'Propaganda'

RECEIVED Mon., March 6, 2006

Dear Editor,
    I just got a nice package in the mail today. It was from AMD, and I was wondering what they wanted to tell me. I opened the large envelope to see a pamphlet with a picture of a child planting a tree on the cover. It was propaganda to build support for their new commercial project on our greenbelt. Well, I'm not falling for it. AMD is now joining the ranks of Freeport-McMoRan with their new "campus" on our greenbelt. It is just another notch in the belt against our streams and quality of life. Parking lots with oil and radiator fluid runoff will be going in upstream because they are exploiting the environment to attract workers who like to do what we all like to do – go to the greenbelt. As long as they are upstream who cares what happens to the rest of us downstream. I have been climbing and enjoying the greenbelt for more than 20 years, and I can really see the degradation. Now, when I go to climb I walk past the smell of sewage and when it rains I will not go into the water anymore. Too bad, I wanted to let my son swim in the flow of the stream but it surely doesn't look like that will happen.
    Thanks AMD and others who only care about their stock price.
Amy Grant
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