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Strange amendment to a new biomass plant...

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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 weeks.

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.

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 11:06 AM
im not sure whats involved in a biomass plant, but im from canada aswell and the conditons could be harsh enough to kill the bio-material used. However, this would be something to consider before coming to canada. also, they are jerks. Time to picket

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 11:27 AM
Mostly they just burn certain types of wood chips. I think they might actually harvest dead trees to burn too, but im not sure.

There pretty much gonna kill this little town. 180 semi trucks a day coming down our main street...not to mention the fact that there gonna enlarge a road next to our river, for the semi's to use. So not only are we going to have catch basins releasing de-icing salts into our river water now from this new road, but the existing road is alread eroding into the river.

So there pretty much gonna ruin our clean air, and kill the river.

Its actually sad, theres 3 or 4 surrounding towns that have already been turned into slums pretty much because of industrial plants taking up residence.

I just cant get over the wierd clause, theres nothing around here that happens that would make them unable to harvest trees. Unless We get the biggest, strangest, most unnatural series of huge forest fires ever recorded that is...LOL!

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 12:42 PM
reply to post by SilentBob86

The City of Tallahassee, FL just killed a biomass initiative. They pulled very similar tactics here. Several key commissioners were voted out, and they had to change venues for the meetings because of the overwhelming turnouts!

I was actually for the plant, but the shady tactics and politicking turned me against it. They were also proposing a location in the middle of an older neighborhood! They thought it would be easy to move those people out.

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