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 8

4. Jim O”Loughlin, 815 State ST., Cedar Falls

I was not planning on speaking tonight, I was just hear in the audience, but I think I have to respond to something that Rick Young just said. He was suggesting that here was something hypocritical about if you are in fact using electricity and then not want more plants to go on line. And I think that’s absolutely wrong, because I think the issue here is that we don’t need this plant for Cedar Valley. Not any of this electricity is being asked for by Mid America or by CFU, this is as we have been told being sold on the whole sale market. This is not about the electrical use in this area. I read some more things in the Courier - I think we have to remember that this is not something that our needs are creating this desiring some kind of plant like this. And I hope the council will take this under consideration. Thank You.