Letter: Valle Vista dust benefits the greedy
There was an article that was printed in the Standard, printed May 6, 2015, titled "S.H. Farms Speaks to Supervisors," in which the Chief Financial Officer of Stockton Farms, Libby Lamm, stated that Stockton Farms was not responsible for the major dust clouds reported to county officials and state regulators.
Our complaint is that more than 1,000 residents of Valle Vista and AEQ agents were eyewitnesses of the so-called "fugitive dust" clouds or "Haboob" coming from the plowed acreage of the Stockton Farm property.
The only people benefiting from Bob Saul's and his investor's Stockton Farms venture are themselves and whatever group or organization that their CFO Libby Lamm is paying off.
She was quick to mention how she has made donations to the 4-H and local worthy causes as a demonstration of good will and community partnership.
We ask how Valle Vista has benefited from their venture so far - other than "fugitive dust" and herbicides that they will use on their "crops."
Most assuredly large quantities of herbicides that are known carcinogens that will be used in their fields in close proximity, only one mile or so, from our Valle Vista community of 1800 residents.
We will have to breathe this dusty, herbicide-filled dust, not Bob Saul, Libby Lamm or his investors.
Obviously they don't care and are not telling the whole truth.
George & Jolliet Alvarez
Concerned Valle Vista Residents