“Every year, in the spring, we take our annual hike to Hetch Hetchy. And every year we perform rituals, exorcism rites and other shouted imprecations against that abominable piece of concrete that has destroyed our lovely mountain valley in this national preserve.”
—Dick Hagerty, a community columnist in the MoBee, urging San Francisco voters to vote yes on Prop. F. The measure would mandate the city to create a plan to drain Hetch Hetchy reservoir.
“Isn’t it ironic that San Francisco, which fashions itself as the environmental paragon of the West, is now squarely faced with the prospect of having to vote its conscience, rather than continue its rather greedy and self- serving takeover of one of nature’s loveliest locations?” he writes.
Well … isn’t it? I thought so here.