Mayor Anthony Baker of the City of Gretna announced today that in light of Adage, LLC’s decision to suspend activity on its proposed Bioenergy facility slated for construction in Gretna (as well as suspension of its application for an air permit through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection) that the City now considers this matter closed and will take no further action on Adage’s request to locate this facility in Gretna. Inasmuch as the Bioenergy Plant could neither legally operate nor be sited in Gretna without an air permit, the City concluded that this was no longer a viable project and Adage’s decision to suspend activity on its air permit indicated that further consideration of the project by the City was unwarranted. Since there were no issues pending before the City of Gretna requiring action by its Commission relative to the Plant, the Mayor deemed termination of the project as final disposition of this matter as far as the City is concerned.This is despite promises of jobs, jobs, jobs:
The 55-megawatt plant was expected to cost $250 million and create 124 permanent jobs in the city of 1,700 in Gadsden County, Fla.
Adage announced the Gretna plant 9 Dec 2009, as their second site in Florida, after the Hamilton County one. Now both sites have bit the dust.
The Gretna one actually only lasted less than four months from announcement in December 2009 to cancellation in March 2010. Apparently local people thought their health was more important.