Tuesday, December 14, 2010
City Council and Palmer renewable Energy
It's really been a lousy day.
A good friend of mine, who has been more in the hospital and long-term care facilities than out for the last year, was readmitted to Baystate.
The pipes burst in the the empty building next door, flooded their cellar, and shorted out Arise's telephone lines. We were without phone service all day and that will continue through at least part of tomorrow.
And of course I've been brooding about last night's city council meeting.
So a few thoughts:
First, I am incredibly proud of the people of Springfield. You filled city council chambers last night and many more of you have spoken out against Palmer Renewable Energy's 's biomass incinerator.
Second, I am astounded (and not thoroughly convinced) by the city council i being told that even if they do revoke PRE's permit, that it will make no difference-- that the council has no power! If this does turn out to be true, then we'd better create some new laws and policies in Springfield that can prevent harm being done to us by enterprises like PRE.
Third, it's not over.
Photo from Bertiemabootoo's photostream at Flickr.