Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Call to Action Meeting a HUGE SUCCESS!
The Citizens Against CO2 Sequestration hosted their first Darke County Community Call to Action meeting at Lighthouse Christian Center on Monday, June 29, 2009.
They asked for participation and the community responded - approximately 1,000 residents attended this meeting to oppose the "demonstration" project to bury forever 1 M tons of CO2 in this agriculturally-rich community. The residents are FIGHTING BACK and the fight has just begun - their voices will be heard.
Due to the traffic congestion and lack of overflow parking, many residents were not able to attend, many who did attend parked over a quarter mile away.
When you have that many people in a room, sitting quietly, not talking amongst themselves, not shifting in their seats..... you know you have something unique and magical...... they were clearly getting the information they need to fight the fight to protect their community.
Like the Sierra Club, this community believes that when companies or governments want to do something that impacts their environment, the people who live in the community should have a vote.
Thank you, Darke County, for standing up to protect your community!