Letter: Alternatives to July 4th fireworks?


By on Sat, June 28, 2008

Considering the condition of our air quality with the thousands of fires all around us, how many are concerned with our community allowing fireworks to add to this pollution. Personal fireworks are already illegal, but our Coastside community fireworks display contributes to the problem.

We are now in "moderate quality" air, and many of the fires are predicted to continue for literally months. Our environment is already in a huge mess as a result of all chemicals

The elderly, those w/asthma and other health conditions are being advised to stay indoors as much as possible. My horse developerd colic last year as a result of the Coastside fireworks display. And I have heard of others angry that their domestic pets suffer. It would be great if someone with a creative mind could come up with a new idea of how to celebrate the 4th.

The pretty lights and the loud noises are for the kids, and they could be entertained in new ways that protect our environment and don’t make it worse.

Susan Webb