WCTV does what VDT dares not: Greg Gullberg mentioned last year’s biomass protests in the first sentence of this story about the Industrial Authority threatening to sue Sterling Planet to get clear title to the former proposed biomass plant site.
Greg Gullberg reported for WCTV yesterday, Dispute Over Land For Proposed Biomass Plant,
The vocal protests in Valdosta are long gone, but the controversy over the proposed Biomass plant lingers. This time not for concerns of health safety, but over the land.
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority plans to sue Wiregrass Power LLC to end its contract.
The proposed Biomass Plant was supposed to be a low-cost source of efficient energy. Supporters say it would have created hundreds of jobs. But opponents say the health risks include cancer, lung disease and respiratory disease.
Tell me, Col. Ricketts, doesn’t it feel better to be visibly on the side of the people, instead of having to defend a bad business deal?
“The Industrial Authority has taken this action to ensure that we have a clear title to the land that was originally proposed to Wiregrass Power,” said Allan Ricketts, Project Manager for the Industrial Authority. “So that we can pursue economic development opportunities to create jobs and capital investments in Valdosta and Lowndes County.”