The issue of the proposed biomass incinerator is far from over –Dr. Noll

LAKE has reviewed the allegedly “threatening” letter Chairman Paulk referred to in his interrogation of Dr. Noll, and we find nothing alarming about a wakeup call, so we have posted it on LAKE’s website. More on that later. -jsq
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:05:59 -0500
From: noll_family
To:,,, CC:,, “John S. Quarterman” <>
Subject: Re: Tuesday’s Meeting

Dear Chairman Paulk and Commissioners.

I again would like to extend my invitation as President of WACE to the upcoming event this Thursday (see attachment).

The issue of the proposed biomass incinerator is far from over and concerned citizens of Lowndes County and Valdosta will use their constitutional rights to (respectfully) speak up at future meetings, as they have done in the past.

I, too, have that right as a taxpaying, legal permanent resident of Valdosta to do so, and not only because I happen to be the father and husband of three US citizens. I will continue do so at future events, if I have something new to share. The issue may have always been “biomass”, but WACE has shared new information through the months as it relates to the health risks associated with the proposed biomass incinerator, as well as other aspects ranging from economic concerns to ecological considerations. In addition, we have exposed the various inaccurate statements made by members of the Industrial Authority. Here, too, we will continue our work.

For the information of everyone copied on this email, I scanned in the message you perceived as a threat from Mr. Anderson, since you shared a copy with me. I like to point out that Mr. Anderson is NOT a member of WACE. He certainly could have chosen his words more carefully, but in all honesty, I cannot reconstruct why you reacted to his email the way you did.

Sincerely, Dr. Michael G. Noll.

On 12/17/2010 4:14 PM, noll_family wrote:

Dear Lowndes County Commissioners.

My sincere thanks again for listening to members in our community at the last meeting as they were expressing their concerns about the proposed biomass plant.

There can be no doubt by now that there are significant health risks associated with this project. More and more people in our community are waking up to that reality and are demanding that our elected officials finally do what is best for our community: to stop the biomass plant.

The proposed biomass plant was made possible only by the rezoning of the land. The plant can only function if the city decides to sell water for the cooling of the boiler. And the plant is only possible as long as the Industrial Authority and its board members (appointed by the county commission and the city council) insist on continuing with this project.

I seriously have to question the ‘due diligence’ conducted for this project when there were no environmental or ecological impact studies done, and apparently not even a decent economic impact analysis, based on the presentation at the panel organized by the Industrial Authority.

WACE has provided a plethora of information by now which should make it clear that it is not only in the interest of our communal health, but also important for ecological and economic reasons to stop this project.

Best regards, Michael G. Noll, President
Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy