After my phone ringing off the hook for the past month, I decided to look at the paper and see if I could figure out why everyone is calling me. There’s a new petition out, to shut down the power plant. That seems to be the reason they’re calling me, but there had to be more…
What’s up with LUB that has their dander up again?
I’d noticed the shift in policy of what was being tossed in the local landfill. That should make those on the road to the landfill happier, if not complacent… But I doubt it settled much dust in that area.
I noticed raises in fees for surrounding communities because of transport costs. That should calm the fears of those who complain about rate hikes to transport power to outlying areas… But I doubt the prices are dropping any.
I noticed more stories about Rick Rigel in the local paper, telling about his consultation with Leon Sparks, a trusted member of the community. That should actually calm the fireworks over the construction of a coal plant in Lamar… But I don’t see a calm coming anytime soon.
The storm keeps building and the people of Lamar just keep watching it grow, build and develop right there over the north east corner of town, wondering what will happen next.
The same issues keep being raised, time and time again. If you’re still looking around the area, wondering what’s coming next, you may have noticed these needles of impurity that just continue to grow.
- Housing in the power plant area is still under siege of one kind or another. Residents can’t afford to leave and they can’t stay because of the noise, lights and health risks.
- Noise from power plant take offs, steam releases, and shut downs rob local citizens of their peace of mind, rest and comfort zones.
- Cost of utilities isn’t going down. The economic failure of this project just continues to grow and absorb more and more of the local economy.
- Disruption of life in the blow-zone continues to be frustrating for citizens and those who have already left because they gave up on the only thing local government should be doing — protecting the citizens.
Calling local community leaders didn’t reveal any better information. In fact, the local leaders seem confused and befuddled by the unreasonableness of lawsuits that continue to cost money. Anger and frustration came through loud and clear, but the worst of it came from those who have a lingering trust of the EPA and environmental representatives. They’ve all heard the loud chatter about the cost of environmental changes, the fraud of global warming and cap and trade lies. The people know that President Obama’s Global community planning failed miserably and continues to fail. But… Do they understand that the cost of shutting down a coal plant that has already been built will have no positive solution for the community?
With Lamar beginning to look like a ghost town due to the local economy, the vast difference of shutting down the power plant as a means of protecting the people may not be a positive solution. The community, the city of Lamar, and the people at the Power Plant need to seriously consider the options and find solutions for the people who are faced with common endangerment from the atrocities of the plant.