Your interview on slow growth with Lusk Co. executive Donald D. Steffensen ("Developers' Point Man," May 2) was very revealing, both for what it said and what it left unsaid.
For example, he concluded the interview by claiming that "you can't control economic expansion in an area without negative effects."
The only negative effect he cited in the interview (except for his own self-interest) was that "people who build the houses also buy groceries and cars."
He must be a little naive if he believes that the majority of construction workers can afford to live in the areas affected. Any business produced for local merchants would be temporary, as in an oil boom area like Texas. And we can all see what happens when the boom is over.
When he says that "certainly we are strong believers that there are still some rights that go with private property," Steffensen does not indicate any awareness of the social consequences where there is a conflict between property rights and the rights of individuals to live in a clean environment.