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August 14, 2008

Re "Yards of fake grass flaunt lawn and order," Aug. 9

I've noticed that a lot of local interest articles in The Times, including this article about artificial lawns and saving water, do not delve into all, or even most, of the relevant issues.

For example, this article neglects and ignores the fact that artificial lawns are plastic. Made from petroleum, I'd venture. Aren't we trying to get away from petroleum use? Are these lawns recyclable? Will they end up in landfills or in animals' stomachs, causing wildlife to die? What about the effects such lawns would have on urban wildlife, such as birds?

It would be nice if your articles dealt with all of the ramifications, not just a few.

Lore K. Spangler

Los Angeles

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