Edmund Newton's story about Christopher R. Pook (Times, Aug. 11) was an interesting account of a clever entrepreneur. However, the description of Mr. Pook's proposed research and development park and test track was incomplete. For example, only four major events per year were mentioned when, in fact, there will be 40 additional so-called "noise-restricted" events.
Mr. Pook's slick slide presentation, which I have seen, promised jobs, beautification of a blighted area and economic revitalization. He conveniently omits or glosses over any discussion of the potential for deafening noise, traffic snarls and environmental degradation, simply saying these threats will be "managed." He is similarly vague about the project's financing, neatly sidestepping questions about who will be left holding the bag if the project is a lemon.