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What’s with the lack of support?

To the Editor:

I am dismayed at the opposition to the city’s lighting ordinance intended to protect the dark skies above Goldendale. One of the many wonderful things that differentiates life here from the big city life is the ability to look up and see thousands of stars at night. Consider also that we have in the Goldendale Observatory a world-class tourist attraction. Both the scientific value and the tourism appeal of the Observatory will be severely diminished if we allow light pollution to render our night sky too bright to see through, and it would be quite sad if we eliminate the simple joy of the starry night from our experience.

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