Needless to say, I am disappointed.
I'm not entirely convinced that the project isn't dead. According to the article above,
"The date of the new public hearing — and a subsequent town council vote — for the proposed power station will not be set until 2012."That's fairly vague: 2012. Plenty of room to quietly fade away into the sunset.
Not counting on it, but a girl can dream.
In the meantime?
We are ready to fight. We've kicked these clowns over and over again, and we're ready to do it some more. We're rested. We're reinvigorated by this lawsuit win. We've heard their lawyer's canned responses so often, we could repeat them from memory.
There are simply too many questions and too many holes in their story to slide by without a whole lot of red flags for any critical thinker not to notice.
More and more people know about this project and are against it.
More and more communities and groups have passed resolutions against it.
More and more government agencies are realizing the science on coal is in....and it's not safe.
So, we'll rally our ever-growing troops and fight them every step of the way.
This time of year my kids and I love to watch the holiday classic, Home Alone.
I can't help but be inspired by some of the lines in the movie:
"This is my house, I have to defend it!"
I feel the same way. This is my house, my community, our local-based business, our air and water, our planet. I have to defend it!
But my all time favorite quote--that couldn't be more applicable at this time--is this gem:
"You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?"
Because let me tell you, we've got plenty more where that came from. We're fighting for our lives, our homes, and all that we cherish. And like a local hero I know said to ODEC last year at the public hearings:
"We won't stop until you do."
So here we go--it's fight time.
And as the kids say, it is on. Like Donkey Kong.