Matthew Hoy (Viewpoint, “SLO County should weigh both the benefits and the risks of Phillips 66 rail spur,” Aug. 6) uses the adult-child dichotomy to explain why environmentalists, who he dubbed cultish and childish, oppose the rail spur — thinking it is a metaphysical certainty that something really bad will happen.
I would like to remind him that it was adults who elected to use the atom bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima when it was not a metaphysical certainty they were needed.
And besides, why insult children?
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Tom Neuhaus, San Luis Obispo