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Conoy Township, Lancaster County, PA--AGAIN!
"...Neighbors have again mobilized against the plant — and against ethanol itself.
 

The group, which bills itself as C-Power (Citizens Protecting Our Water/Air from an Ethanol Refinery), maintains a Web site titled "Fight Ethanol" (fightethanol.com). On it, the group argues not just that the geology of this specific site is inadequate and that the plant might hurt air quality, but that ethanol is one giant boondoggle.
 
 "We have all learned a lot about ethanol in the past few years," said Carol Bromer, a C-Power member. "It does not take much research to discover that ethanol is not the 'answer.'..." from: Ethanol foes try a new tactic Those who don’t want plant in their Conoy backyard argue that the fuel doesn’t save energy; investors say it’s a start by Gil Smart, Associate editor Sunday News, Lancaster Online, September 30, 2007 (Click to read)

Missouri:  From the website of Citizens for Groundwater Protection:  "...August, 2006, the communities of Rogersville and Fordland, Missouri, were informed of the proposed purchase of approximately 252 acres of local rural land to be used for the construction and operation of an ethanol production facility, to be built by Gulfstream Bioflex Energy LLC, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri. In the opinion of many citizens and experts, this plant will result in the unreasonable use of shared groundwater resources. In addition, it is our collective concern that operation of the proposed ethanol plant will impact our groundwater through exposure to potentially harmful discharge effluent and will also have an adverse impact on our air quality...."
Rogersville, Mo. (Click to go to their website)
Citizens for Groundwater Protection Blog: http://saveourwatersaveourland.blogspot.com/
Click for more communities opposing ethanol distilleries. 

Rogersville and Fordland, Missouri:  From the website of Citizens for Groundwater Protection:  "...August, 2006, the communities of Rogersville and Fordland, Missouri, were informed of the proposed purchase of approximately 252 acres of local rural land to be used for the construction and operation of an ethanol production facility, to be built by Gulfstream Bioflex Energy LLC, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri. In the opinion of many citizens and experts, this plant will result in the unreasonable use of shared groundwater resources. In addition, it is our collective concern that operation of the proposed ethanol plant will impact our groundwater through exposure to potentially harmful discharge effluent and will also have an adverse impact on our air quality...."   (Click to go to their website)  
Citizens for Groundwater Protection Blog:  http://saveourwatersaveourland.blogspot.com/

From Virginia: "...Residents of the neighborhood closest to the proposed ethanol refinery began rallying against it Monday, urging Chesapeake officials to vote against the $500 million development.
The Cradock Civic League began sending e-mails to residents across Portsmouth encouraging them to call Chesapeake City Council members and voice opposition to the proposed plant. Members also plan to canvass nearby Chesapeake neighborhoods with fliers...." from Portsmouth Residents Lobby Against Proposed Ethanol Plant by Meghan Hoyer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, June 12, 2007 (Click to read)Ethanol Railroaded: website of the Alexandria, Indiana community opposed to an ethanol facility (Click)
... and another community in Milford, IN opposed a "fuel ethanol" plant and won! (Click)

Here is the latest on the Winnebago County, Illinois battle.
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ROCKFORD — A Schaumburg-based company saddled with lawsuits to stop development of its proposed $144 million ethanol plant will drop its $3 million lawsuit against residents opposed to the development.
 

Judge Janet Holmgren granted Wight Partners International’s motion Friday to withdraw the suit.
 

Attorney Tom Lester, who is representing Wight Partners, said a decision was made to drop the suit when it became clear that it was a suit they could not win...."  from: Ethanol plant developers drop lawsuit by Chris Green, Rockford Register Star, April 14, 2007  (Click to read) (Click to read the Holmgren Revesal in pdf format)

From Romulus, N.Y.  “This is a grave situation,” said Dennis J. Money, the chairman of the conservation group Seneca White Deer. “This is the only place in the world you can see 300 white deer. A herd like this will probably never happen again.”
  
The ethanol plant developers plan to buy 4,700 acres, or nearly half of the land, enough space for the plant as well as crops of willow trees and switch grass that would be converted to fuel.
   
But Mr. Money thinks the developers’ proposal presents too much risk to the rare deer. He said that his group does not want to stop the ethanol center from being built but wants it moved to the rim of the property, with the bulk of the land left intact to be the herd’s food supply and cover...."
 
Rare White Deer Versus Ethanol: Conservationists at Odds in Seneca by Michelle York, The New York Times, Published: March 13, 2007 (Click to read)
 
"...In a ghostlike performance, the small cluster of white deer slip in and out of sight, peacefully weaving among the hummock-shaped bunkers that once held America's war weapons.
The striking image is one Dennis Money wants others to see.

"It's a classic moment to see one of these deer on top of an ammunition bunker. You go back to that old saying about beating your swords into plowshares. You put a military base to bed and turn it into a conservation park," Money said on a recent winter morning.  
 
Money is a member of Seneca White Deer, a group fighting to save the habitat of the world's largest herd of rare white white-tailed deer, which live within the fenced-in former Seneca Army Depot in upstate New York.
Group wants to turn weapons depot into refuge for rare white deer by William Kates, Associated Press Writer, March 17, 2007 (Click to read)
 
Seneca White Deer: http://www.senecawhitedeer.org/

From Fayetteville, North Carolina  "...Here are the facts about where ethanol plants work. Lexington, Neb., is a town of about 10,000 in the nation’s corn belt. Lots of corn and cattle — a thoroughly agricultural economy. A Tyson’s beef processing plant employing 2,500 people, feedlots for hundreds of head of cattle, and a local rendering plant share the air with the Cornhusker Energy ethanol plant. The cattle provide a ready market for the primary byproduct of an ethanol plant-grain distillate. It’s the corn mash left over after the starch needed to make ethanol has been removed, and must be moved or dried immediately lest it contribute to the odor problem. Cattle love it, but it would need to be dried and processed for use in the pork industry.  
 
Lexington has apparently been a super-smelly agricultural town for years. They told us that it used to be worse when they had alfalfa drying operations around town. But it is difficult to imagine worse. Think of the Smithfield packing plant in Tar Heel and throw in the rendering and feedlots. The new ethanol plant is the good neighbor located in an industrial park a mile or two to the southeast of town.
 
You might think that the awful smells around town would totally mask the ethanol plant’s brewery smells — and we thought so at first. Then the meat packing plant slowed down for its nightly cleaning and the stale beer smell reached our hotel. Local residents that we spoke with all agreed that the whole town smells, but as to the ethanol: women said it STINKS likes stale beer and men said it SMELLS like beer. But no one said it didn’t smell — no one...."
Ethanol proposal fails smell test by Linda DeVore Published on Monday, March 19, 2007 (Click to read)
 
 "In addition to the question of odors, the plant will store (according to E85) 2.8 million gallons of ethanol, 105,000 gallons of gasoline, 150,000 pounds of sulfuric acid, 50,000 lbs. of caustic sodium hydroxide, 11,000 pounds of phosphoric acid, 190,000 pounds of urea and 98,000 pounds of ammonia. It could generate nearly 1,000 tractor-trailer visits a week or hundreds of rail-car arrivals and departures. It will use more than a thousand gallons of municipal water a minute and put millions of gallons of effluent-laden water through local sewer plants. Those figures are filled with questions about environmental and infrastructural impacts, and what they will cost the community...."  Commissioners must seek good answers about ethanol plant  from the Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, March 17, 2007 (Click to read)

From Madison Wisconsin:  "...The lawsuit illustrates how ethanol plants, touted in rural America as economic drivers that will increase corn prices and reduce reliance on foreign oil, are not always entirely welcome.  
 

It warns the plant's emissions could spell disaster for Century Foods, the largest employer in Sparta with 310 employees. Sparta is a city of 9,000 people about 115 miles northwest of Madison.  
 

A key part of Century Foods' manufacturing process involves allowing air in the plant through roof vents to ensure the powders dry properly and are consistent. Ethanol plant emissions "are highly aromatic and soluble in milk products," the suit said.  
 

It claims the city did not follow the correct procedures when it approved subsidies and a zoning permit for the proposed $80 million plant. It asks a judge for an order stopping its construction...."  Wisconsin dairy processor files suit to block ethanol plant by Ryan J. Foley Associated Press Writer, The Associated Press - Posted on www.In-Forum.com  Tuesday, March 20, 2007 (Click to read)

From Northeastern PA:  “...The farther we got into it, the more we realized this (site) is not the rosebud we thought it was,” said Rich Scheller, a civil engineer from Scranton who is partnering with several other Northeast Pennsylvania men to develop the project under the name Northeast Ethanol. “It’s coming. We’re going to build it. Where yet, we’re not absolutely sure.”
The men are eyeing five other sites in the area, Scheller said, adding that an announcement “could be very, very soon....”  Crestwood park will not be site of ethanol plant by Rory Sweeney, TimesLeader.com, March 7, 2007 (Click to read)

From Kansas  "...The ethanol portion of this complex is being built from parts originating from the Gopher State Ethanol plant in St Paul, MN...a plant plagued by complaints of noise, odor and health problems, and where several fires occurred due to malfunctioning equipment. This plant was shut down by the EPA in 2004..."
More info about Goodland, Kansas opposition to the
Goodland Energy Center (Click to go to website)

Buffalo, New York  "...neighbors gathered Tuesday night and complained that the fuel alternative will create a stench in their neighborhood that they don't want. Julie Cleary, First Ward Resident: "Concerns are the contamination, the cancer causing agents, and the odor is supposed to be horrendous...." Neighbors Raising Big Stink Over Plans to Bring Ethanol Plants to Buffalo  WIVB.com, Buffalo, NY, September 27, 2006 (Click to read)

Buffalo, New York  "...The impact of the Buffalo plant on clean water, clean air and climate change, both here and wherever the corn is grown, will be devastating. Of course, it's all legal. Pollution for profit is a long-standing policy of the expansive U.S. economy.
 
When exposed to the light of day, the real costs of these kinds of projects are enormous, dangerous, life threatening and truly unsustainable. Someday, the lack of recognition of these real costs may be considered a crime...."  Ethanol Plant May Not Be in Our Best Interests by Jay Burney, Freelance writer, September 6, 2006 (Click to read)

"...I'm very concerned about being able to go out on my deck and look over the river," Hairrell said. "Are 25 jobs worth the risk? Is Decatur willing to put our quality of life at risk for an ethanol facility?"
After the hourlong meeting, four council members expressed concerns about recruiting a plant to Decatur.
"I'm against it," Councilman Ray Metzger said. "I've lived to close to a paper mill when I was in the Navy in Pensacola. When we'd fly over it, we'd call it the big stink. I can't see doing anything to hurt bringing tourists to town...."
 Council majority opposes recruiting of ethanol plant by Chris Paschenko, DAILY Staff Writer, The Decatur Daily News, September 12, 2006 (Click to read)

Rupert, Idaho* "...In a letter from a Harrison Pettit, Remsburg was told that, because of poor public support for the project at the Rupert site, Pacific Ethanol has opted not to participate in an Aug. 17 hearing before the Minidoka County zoning board on the proposed ethanol plant.... 
...
Area residents opposed the plan, telling zoning officials they felt too many questions were left unanswered. Burley now primary site for proposed ethanol plant by Renee Wells, South Idaho Press, Tuesday, August 15, 2006 (Click to read)

Citizens Against Rezoning for Ethanol in Seneca Falls (C.A.R.E)  (Click to see C.A.R.E. website)
"...Citizens Against Rezoning for Ethanol in Seneca Falls was one group opposed to the initial location. It was concerned that the plant was on the canal and too close to a populated area, causing problems involving public safety, water quality and reduced property values, said Madeline Hansen, a member of the group...."  Seneca will get ethanol refinery Empire by Joy Davia, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 2, 2006, Staff writer,
Have you ever seen Seneca Falls White Deer?  (Click)

"...Opponents understand the economics, but they worry that trucks coming in and out will be a safety hazard, that property values will dip, and that the plant's water consumption will adversely impact the water table there. Because it's an unincorporated community, most Hayne residents depend on their own wells.  
"There are going to be trucks and trucks and trucks and trucks and the railroad," said Atwell, a retiree...."
Ethanol Plant Might Threaten Town's Peace by Tim Vandenack (Click to read entire article) The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, KS Monday, July 3, 2006

►  *Rupert, Idaho - A Pacific Ethanol plant to be located 1.5 miles northeast of Rupert, Idaho, population 6,000.
Decision on ethanol plant diverted, for time being, (Click to read) The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho, July 22, 2006

"...Opponents to the proposed ethanol plant appeared to once again outnumber proponents...."  
Hearing on ethanol plant postponed by Renee Wells, South Idaho Press, July 27, 2005 (Click to read)

Illinois  Crowd speaks out about proposed ethanol plant by Kevin Sampier of The Journal Star, Annawan, Illinois, August 3, 2006 (Click to read)

►  Huntington County, Indiana opposes ethanol-biodiesel plants:  Citizen Advocates for a Responsible Environment  C.A.R.E.  (Click to website)

"Eight people have filed suit against the Winnebago County Board and others seeking a judge’s review of procedures...
...
the suit is based on “procedural irregularities,” such as some residents not being allowed to speak during a public hearing and not being allowed to present witnesses. He also said some questions were posed, but were not answered under oath...."

Eight file legal challenge to $144 million ethanol plant

"...Hopefully this will discourage some of their prime targets from investing in this fiasco and to let them know we are not going away," says Mary Osborn, who lives close to the proposed site.  
 
Eight individuals and families' message is simple. They'll see Winnebago County board members in court...."

Ethanol Plant Protest by Mark Lindner, WIFR.com Freeport-Rockford, Illinois (Click)
Also Property rights trampled Rockford Register Star, 5/25/06 (Click)

►  "...They’re also worried about their wells because the plant would need 800 gallons of water to operate. It also would release 80 gallons of water into the ground each minute...."   Ethanol plant may face court fight by Pat Milhizer, ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR, Rockford, IL, April 28, 2006 (Click to read)

►  Citizens Against Rezoning for Ethanol in Seneca Falls (C.A.R.E)
"This is Our Home and We C.A.R.E. about Seneca Falls, New York"

►  Clean Air for Citizens of Barrie (Click here for their website)
CAFCOB
is a Citizens Group promoting clean air for the city of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. We are opposed to the planned construction of the UCM Engineered Fuels Ethanol Plant, which will be located in the former Molson Brewery just off Highway 400 and Essa Road.

►  Proposed Grant County ethanol plant put on hold from FOX 19 WXIX, Cincinnati, Ohio

►  Illinois         Concerned Citizens of Logan County Against Ethanol Plant Location
http://farmweek.ilfb.org/viewdocument.asp?did=7758&r=0.6053278

►  Cambrians for Thoughtful Development
http://homepage.mac.com/oscura/ctd/ctd.html

►  Ravenna Proposed Ethanol Plant Questions & Answers
http://www.ci.ravenna.ne.us/questions.htm

►  Sierra Club to Sue South Bend Ethanol Plant
http://indiana.sierraclub.org/Sierran/03-1/EthanolPlants.asp

►  FightingBob.com
http://www.fightingbob.com/article.cfm?articleID=14

►  Menomonie Area Concerned Citizens (MACC)
://www.menomoniecitizens.org/#mission

►  STEP2 (Stop The Ethanol Plant)
http://www.powerweb.net/heisey/

►  Energy Justice Network
http://www.energyjustice.net/ethanol/