Thursday, May 10, 2012
THE BFCC ARE GIRDING FOR BATTLE
I believe it was Teddy Roosevelt who suggested to "walk softly but carry a big stick". This appears to be the attitude of the Bio-Fuel Citizens Committee. They have flexed their muscles in response to the M.O.E.'s typically gutless Decision to approve the Martin Lane location for the Bio Energy plant. Fundraising is underway and donations have already been forthcoming. At Tuesday's Preliminary Hearing at Rim Park in Waterloo, suggestions were made regarding a Mediation Session. If this occurs I'm sure it will be done on a without prejudice basis. Apparently the proponent for Bio-En is at least willing to discuss/agree to alternate trucking routes which would spare both downtown Elmira and nearby residents from the effects of increased truck traffic. Not only are odours from the plant a concern but also noise and major health effects from greatly increased diesel exhaust fumes are the major battleground. The BFCC have retained the services of lawyer Eric Gillespie, a well known advocate in environmental cases.