Natural beauty is economic asset

In response to your article on Fred Monroe of the Local Government Review Board (“Going against the green,” July/August): People like him are stuck in the 1950s. Does he think that any tourist is going to visit the Adirondacks and spend thousands of dollars to watch people slaughtering trees, digging mines, and letting the rich build homes that destroy the Park’s scenery?

New York has some of the highest utility rates, taxes, and payroll costs. Why would a company with many employees want to be here, especially in the Park? The region’s economy relies on scenery, hiking, camping, fishing, etc.

Ron Tauro, Syracuse

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