To the Journal editor:
Kudos to Mining Journal Publisher Jim Reevs for taking a stand against Krist Oil Company on behalf of the citizens of Marquette County. "True Colors" comes to mind when Mr. Atanasoff indicated that The Mining Journal was supporting these Indians, they're convicted felons and they're tax evaders. Clearly, this man let loose his true feelings when confronted with gas gouging the citizens of the Upper Peninsula.
It is so incredibly offensive that these words are still used against our minority population in 2012. Having worked in the public health sector for over 25 years with three of the five reservations located in the Upper Peninsula and having good friends located on the other two reservations, this kind of language is insulting and degrading to the good people who work hard each and every day to improve the lives of their people. Shame on you Mr. Atanasoff!
Marquette County has suffered gas gouging at the hands of these folks for a long time and we are all really tired of it. How can gas cost more in Marquette County than it does in one of the highest cost of living counties in Michigan, Washtenaw County?
When faced with competition from the Native American community of Keweenaw Bay, the Krist Oil Co. turned ugly attempting to defend itself. There is no defense for gas gouging. Your description of my friends who happen to be Native American is vile and unforgiveable. And my family will never buy gas from any of your stations no matter how cheap the gas is.
I don't always agree with The Mining Journal's points of view but today I applaud Mr. Reevs and his position on this issue. He did the right thing by standing with the people of the U.P. who are sick and tired of paying outrageous prices for their gasoline.
As far as I can see, pulling The Mining Journal from your business outlets is proof Mr. Reevs was right on the money! And I for one will continue my subscription to The Mining Journal as long I live here.