citizens of the Cedar Valley address the proposal for a coal burning power plant

Waterloo, Iowa

City Council meeting

May 7, 2007

 

 

 

c e d a r v a l l e y s p e a k s

Group 5

3. Joyce Jensen 172 Grade ST. in Elk Run Heights

I wished Mr. Milburn would have come to my house when I lived at 1010 Hammond ave. in Waterloo, Iowa, and said: “ hey, Joyce we are going a build a power plant out there, you don’t want to go out there and build! I would like every one of you council people and everyone sitting up there to come and sit on my front porch that I am going to be staring straight at that smokestack. And I’m not going to be alone because all of these people surrounding me are going to look at the same thing. I ask the question:
How many people in this room have the intelligence and the education to understand what Mr. Milburn is presenting to us? I think this is very important because I did talk to one person who had no comprehension whatsoever about what a power plant and coal is all about. So I think it’s time the Council begin to think about us people. We don’t want to be duped or dumped on.