Wednesday, May 2, 2012
WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP COMPRIMISES ON BIO-EN
Well in this world we rarely get everything we want. That being said many members of the BFCC (Biofuel Citizens Committee) were feeling doubly disappointed when Woolwich Council firstly turned down the opportunity to appeal the M.O.E.'s decision to accept the Martin's lane location and then seemed reluctant to give even moral support to the BFCC and their appeal. Last night brought some needed good news to the BFCC. Firstly Dan Kennaly (Staff) spoke to Council about various options other than full blown party status at the upcoming Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT). He and Staff recommended Presenter Status to Council which would allow them to continue to express their serious concerns about the location without needing to spend Township funds on legal or other expert help. Council rapidly voted in favour of this proposal and made it obvious that they would make their support of the BFCC's appeal; clear to the ERT. I trust that the BFCC will use this Councillor support combined with the 85 person protest from two weeks ago to enlighten the ERT that BIO-EN's presence on Martin's Lane is widely unpopular in Elmira.