Ramon's article is excellent, getting all the best points and flavor of the event.
Just want to add: Caster said Titan should come as long as they meet all the regulatory requirements. Several other local politicians have said the same thing (scripted???),including City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark (a Democrat -- I'm being fair here...)
I asked Caster at the debate, "With all that your Coast Guard is now dealing with in the Gulf with the BP spill, do you stil believe we can trust the regulators at the state or federal level to protect our community's health and environment?"
He responded with a chuckle, "Well, if we can't trust the regulators, we're in deep trouble..."
Already state regulators have been trying to help Titan bypass CEPA and get expedited approvals. Remind you of the federal MMS "regulators" letting BP and others write their own inspection reports???
To avoid "deep trouble," we simply prevent them from setting up their strip-mine and coal-guzzling kilns amidst our ecologically-fragile peninsula...
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