The Adel, Georgia, City Council passed the two ordinances for the wood pellet plant with no discussion, yet with some votes against, and protestors outside and inside, on September 21, 2020. There are still things you can do to stop this polluting project that would export our trees from throughout the Suwannee River Basin and beyond, to Europe to burn, producing yet more CO2.
Below are links to each LAKE video of those agenda items, with a few notes.
See also Vicki Weeks, Dogwood Alliance, 16 October 2020, Industrial Logging and the Wood Pellet Industry Hurt Us All.
You can also ask GA-EPD to reject the air permit application. Probably more on that later.
For background, see: the LAKE videos of the entire Council meeting and WWALS blog posts:
- Ordinances: Wood pellet plant, Adel, GA 2020-09-21
- The public hearing two weeks before. Wood pellet plant: speakers and documents @ Adel City Council 2020-09-08
- Adel agenda and WWALS letter 2020-09-08
- Adel wood pellet plant sourcing radius: entire Suwannee River basin in Georgia 2020-09-08
Protesting the wood pellet plant in Adel, GA 2020-09-21
Opposition signs in the Council Chamber
4. B. Ordinance 20-06 Annexation of AIDA for wood pellet plant
Council Greg Paige voted nay.
4. C. Ordinance 20-07 Rezoning of AIDA for wood pellet plant
Council Greg Paige and Council Vivian Sharpe voted nay.
Here’s a LAKE video playlist of the entire Adel City Council meeting:
Videos: budget and wood pellet plant at Adel City Council 2020-09-21
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Adel City Hall, Adel, Cook County, Georgia.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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