Last Remarks on Biomass Plant

By: Liza Park Email
By: Liza Park Email

The final public hearing on a development agreement between Tallahassee and Florida State University took place Wednesday night,
but it didn't attract a packed house like when the biomass plant was still a part of the agreement.
Still, about a dozen people who opposed the plant showed up and some re-explained their opposition to the previously proposed plant, with many saying they're happy that citizens can still have an impact on important issues.
"I feel absolutely, 100% vindicated that our concerns were right, they were expressed and the end result is the neighborhood was protected," says Erwin Jackson who has been organizing the opposition to the proposed biomass plant.
"The development agreement was revised to make it clear that there is no intent to build a renewable energy center on that present site on Roberts Road," says Wayne Tedder, the city's Planning Department Director.
Those who opposed the biomass plant showed a video outside of the commission chambers about people living near a biomass plant in Vermont who say they suffer various problems because of the plant.

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  • by George Location: Tallahassee on Feb 2, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    Wayne, where did you work? What plant, what location?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    Put it in killeran plantation
  • by Wayne Location: Crawfordville on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    Bring the plant to Wakulla county I have worked around them and they are clean and provide a truly renewable clean source of energy. We need a clean place to some of our residents work if Leon county doesn’t want it. Please protesters get your facts correct before you blow off an excellent place to work and a clean source of energy.
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