SOS – Responsibility Does Not Stop at the Environment

RECEIVED Tue., April 17, 2007

Dear Editor,
    I fully support organizations such as Save Our Springs Alliance that are advocates of environmental responsibility. However, in addition to environmental concerns, there are other forms of moral and ethical responsibility to which I would expect such an organization to adhere. SOS played with fire by running up huge unpaid bills at a number of local Austin legal firms and other providers, as well as causing huge expenses for the targets of their environmental issues.
    Now that the tables have turned and the courts have ruled against SOS, the organization is apparently quite willing to renounce its debts to its suppliers by filing bankruptcy … with no apparent consideration for the huge financial losses they are dumping on trusting Austin companies that supported their efforts. If you can't take the heat, don't come in the kitchen.
    Is this what we've come to? So-called social-responsibility groups pursuing a single-minded cause at any cost and be damned to any innocent bystanders? Now the SOS principals have the gall to ask for the "community's continued support” while walking away from the financial mess they have created! Count me out.
Phil Auldridge
Dripping Springs
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