posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 10:49 AM
Let me give you a little bit of background info before i get to the goods.
So, i live in a tiny town in western mass, maybe a population of 8-900 on a busy day.
Theres a post office, town hall, bar/restauraunt, and a liquor store/packie for those new englanders.
Thats about it. There is a company who wants to bring in a biomass plant. Well, this company blatantly paid off our old board of selectmen( there the
elected town officials). Well, we voted those selectmen out and have new ones.
But, while the old selectmen were in, they let the people who are financing the biomass plant pretty much buy up almost the whole town. They've
already ran off about 3 families whos properties they want. How did they accomplish this, it was easy, bring them to court and bleed every penny out
of them on lawyer and court fee's....Which is exactly what they did.
Now, there's plenty of other shady stuff, as in lying to the townspeople in about every single town meeting they've had. Come to fing out, they had
a meeting last night, which brings me to the whole point of this thread.
Apparently in the meeting last night, they introdced a new amendment. This amendment says that, if there is any sort of natural disaster that happens,
and causes the plant to shut down for a year or more, they will not be held responsible for any back taxes.
Now, im no expert, but isnt this kind a of a strange thing to put into a contract. Why the hell would they put something like that in there....I mean,
this is new england. The worst thing we get are big snow/ice storms....and those dont make they power go out or anything like that for more than 2
Yes i know there are some minor faults running throughout the are of the north east, but what could shut a biomass plant down for more than a year, I
dont even think sever flooding could do it, as the plant is being placed well above the flood plains here.
If anyone wants to add any input or knowledge about this type of thing, please feel free.