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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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