Friday, March 16, 2012

A Northern Metals Update

The Northern Metals courtroom saga is well-documented elsewhere, but Hawthorne wishes to provide the following update:
The Citizens' Advisory Board meets on March 26-27. On the 26th, the meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. They will take public testimony at that time. On March 27, the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and no public testimony will be done then. We are encouraged, though to bring as many people to both meeting times as we are able.

Public comments will be accepted up to five calendar days before the meeting on the 26th. To be on the safe side, comments should be submitted by March 20. This includes the change.org petition. Please direct public comments to William.Lynott@state.mn.us. The board will be given copies of all public comments.

It will also be helpful for the MPCA to get a list of those who wish to speak at the hearing on the 26th.

That hearing is at 520 Lafayette Road in St. Paul, and can accommodate between 200 and 250 people. Let's put that number to the test. Who can come?

3 comments:

Johnny Northside! said...

So what happened at this meeting?

Johnny Northside! said...

So what happened at this meeting?

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

The meeting won't happen until the 26th. The good news is that the MPCA staff recommendation to the board is to issue a full Environmental Impact Study. But the study needs to be broad enough to make a difference AND we have to worry about Northern Metals outmaneuvering the MPCA and the community on legal technicalities.