This is David bringing down Goliath with a well-aimed stone. This is a lesson for us all in this age of “too big to fail”. It’s also a lesson that ordinary (extraordinary) citizens can solve problems in spite of our politicians.
by Josh Schlossberg
(source: Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, Oct. 12, 2011)
Liberty Green Renewables has withdrawn its two 32-megawatt biomass power incinerator proposals for Milltown and Scottsburg, Indiana. The corporation asked the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to revoke air emission permits previously issued by the state.
“What the citizens did was remarkable because the little guy was up against big energy and big banks,” said Cara Beth Jones of Concerned Citizens of Crawford County, part of the local grassroots biomass opposition. Citizen resistance included filling public meetings, educating elected officials, airing television ads, and filing legal appeals.