Monday, April 30, 2012
BIOGAS EDITORIAL & CPAC INITIATIVES
The Editorial in last Saturday's Woolwich Observer written by Sebastian Seibel-Achenbach is a well written factual account of his concerns with Woolwich Councils' apparent lack of support for the BFCC (BioFuel Citizens Committee). Reading between the lines I believe that Sebastian is hopeful that Council will reconsider and give at least moral support to this group who are willing to put both their time and money where their mouths are. The title of his Editorial is "Council should back biogas fight" (pg. 10).
Sebastian is also a member of our new CPAC (Chemtura Public Advisory Committee). His Editorial should have absolutely zero bearing on our Councils' response to CPAC Chair Dan Holt's presentation to them tomorrow evening at 6 pm.. Chair Dan Holt will be presenting a CPAC Resolution to Woolwich Council (Committee of the Whole) for their approval and ratification. This resolution was passed unanimously by CPAC last Thursday evening, including of course by Council member Mark Bauman. This Resolution is the key to turning around the sham cleanup orchestrated by the two guilty parties over twenty years ago. These two guilty parties are the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Uniroyal/Chemtura. To protect each others' money and credibility they signed a sweetheart deal between themselves allegedly absolving each other of blame/guilt/liability. The corporation kept hundreds of millions of dollars and the M.O.E. avoided further appropriate public condemnation for their gross failures and negligence. The loser in all this as usual were the public who have been paying the freight for the cheapest, least effective "cleanup" possible. Woolwich Township citizens appointed to the new CPAC, both experts and non experts alike, have seen through and cut through the smoke and mirrors presented by Chemtura and the M.O.E. at public CPAC meetings. Tomorrow night Woolwich Council (Committee of the Whole) will have the opportunity to show their ongoing support and confidence in their handpicked CPAC.