Proposed power plant will benefit Bil...

Proposed power plant will benefit Billerica in myriad ways

There are 24 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 1, 2007, titled Proposed power plant will benefit Billerica in myriad ways. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

In response to "Resident wants facts of power plant's impact and concerned neighbors": I am a lifelong Billerica resident and a concerned taxpayer with a young family.

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concerned resident

Chelmsford, MA

#1 Dec 1, 2007
I'm glad there is a place to go to get actual facts, listening to the opposition makes you think that this is worse than a nuke. Thank you or pointing out the facts and benefits.
gman

Grosse Pointe, MI

#2 Dec 2, 2007
This is from the businesss developement manger for IBEW 107, also the same man that was convicted for letting rats loose in a restaurant in boston that would not use his union,he is also pro home depot. His view will change if his union is not selected
Ed Billerica Ma

Milton, MA

#3 Dec 2, 2007
Read the EFSB Hearing Transcripts on
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BillericaWatche...
Like I told you before Lou, you are being played by this company, and we are prepared to come out to endorse the Solar and Wind agenda's proposed for the now useless landfills in our state. This agenda will provide more long-term jobs for our local union workers, construction workers and many of the local companies who provide the solar panels, storage batteries, and wind turbines. Long-term jobs which will strengthen the State’s economy, and provide cleaner air, and water resources for your taxpaying Young Family. This plant cannot fire up in blackout conditions, the need for power is not for our area, and the term “impeccable resume” is highly questionable when you go the file and link sections area of the Billerica Watchers Web Site. The only “No-Brainer” here is believing that a Limited Liability Corporation who will build this plant and then move on after transferring the ownership to another Limited Liability Corporation would care about the “Young Families” of our area. Lou I never thought of you as a bad kid when you were growing up in our neighborhood, but you need to wake up and READ the Hearing Transcripts, and checkout the Bellingham News Paper articles,along the Bellingham spills from the DEP's own site.
AndCleanAirForAl l

Brookline, MA

#4 Jan 28, 2008
I attended the information session at the Tewksbury Library this weekend and will be attending the Chelmsford information session as well. Particulate matter at ANY level is unacceptable. Ask the American Lung Association. The Billerica Power Plant does not belong in a very densely populated area, surrounded by Tewksbury, Lowell, Billerica and Chelmsford. I urge you to learn more at www.billericapowerplant.org - this is a good place to get clear information.
Regular Joe

Tewksbury, MA

#5 Jan 28, 2008
This location of this plant is cuckoo! 750,000 humans, deer, wild turkey, geese, etc., a beautfiul river loaded w/ fish (thanks to some local environmentalists I guess...) spend a long lovely evening in the hospital cause your 5 year-old can't breathe, seriously, you really wonder why a plant with 6 smokestacks is getting placed so close to us. Jobs Shmobs - it's a friggin' UNMANNED facility - what other bogus crap do you want to eat?? If there are any jobs, it's for 10 construction foreman from Texas and another 100 local laborers for 8 months... Look Again!
RyansMom

Brookline, MA

#6 Feb 2, 2008
I heard about this at the library. http://www.billericapowerplant.org is good information. We had to stay in last summer during smog-alert days. I don't want more of the same!
Wait and see

Tyngsboro, MA

#7 Feb 2, 2008
I believe three (3) different state boards will decide on whether or not this is bad for Billerica. These boards will look at the facts with an unbiased eye. If the state says this is acceptable then I am ok with it. I am putting my faith in the experts not all the internet engineers.
MLJ

Lowell, MA

#8 Feb 6, 2008
The site is bad for Billerca? What about Hollands Junk Yard adjecent to the property? I was there a couple months ago? Hundreds of cars are leaking multiple fluids into the ground there on a DAILY basis. Why is this OK? If we are serious about protecting the evironment, let's shut them down ASAP! What a joke.
sue

Bellows Falls, VT

#9 Feb 27, 2008
POWER PLANTS ARE NO GOOD PERIOD!
pbj

Tyngsboro, MA

#10 Mar 1, 2008
How about JAcks junk yard, same issues. not to mention has anybody ever smelled this section of town, its awful.
Anonymous

Haverhill, MA

#11 Mar 15, 2008
Anyone else from the union want to post how good this project is? When you have a monetary interest you should make a disclaimer. Nect article pro this project you should google the person and see who they work for.
phil

Tyngsboro, MA

#12 Mar 18, 2008
I am a resident and not a member of any union, this project is good for Billerica. Go ahead google me. When you opponents come up with some facts on why this is bad come talk to me. by posting this is bad you are not convincing anyone.
Anonymous

Lowell, MA

#13 Mar 21, 2008
It is bad because most will not want to move to your town. When you allow a section of town to become a big dump then you are going to lose alot in property values. Would you let your child play in the back yard of this? Do you live in the neighborhood or are you just ok with it in someone elses?
Fred N Billerica

Tyngsboro, MA

#14 Mar 21, 2008
If people don't like it they don't have to move here but with all the 40b projects in the works it looks like developers are not to worried about that. FYI, This project will be wedged in between Jacks junkyard an animal processing plant of some kind that absolutley smells and a waste water treatment plant, I couldn't imagine that the property values are very high in that area as it is but people had no problem buying their houses there becuse i am sure it was cheaper than other parts of town.
carbon crediter

Chestnut Hill, MA

#15 Mar 4, 2009
it wont go through with the the new obamanomics.
and to imagine the McPresident doing something 'against' the wage-driving union.
not enuff steady wind for turbine.

“I suffer fools poorly. ”

Since: Feb 09

Billerica, MA

#16 Mar 5, 2009
Wait and see wrote:
I believe three (3) different state boards will decide on whether or not this is bad for Billerica. These boards will look at the facts with an unbiased eye. If the state says this is acceptable then I am ok with it. I am putting my faith in the experts not all the internet engineers.
Unbiased eye? Are you seriously that gullible? All you have to do is watch one selectmen hearing on television to see that no issue is evaluated without bias.

Politicians will go where the votes are and unions are one large source of votes. This company is coming with big bucks and deep pockets. They will buy officials with promises of jobs that we the people will end up paying for with even more expenses for our children.

It is our children who will have to work to pay the pensions of these union scumbags who do the least amount of labor possible while demanding the highest wages and benefits possible. These people, for the most part, couldn't create a turd if it weren't a natural process, let alone create a business.

If you want to suck bad air and drink contaminated water, while union "brothers" get porky sucking on the teat of politics and pollution, go ahead and support this endeavor. After your vote, go buy yourself a sign for your street that reads: "Go Slow, Morons Ahead"

Yabba dabba do do

“I suffer fools poorly. ”

Since: Feb 09

Billerica, MA

#17 Mar 5, 2009
PS: For those who may be confused by my "position", I see this issue as one of public safety first and commercial interests second. This is one of those instances where the denial to use property as one sees fit can be JUSTIFIED as acting in support of public health and safety (as opposed to squirrel security and beaver bathing standards).

This could be viewed through an analogical prism such as allowing the spraying of private lands with insecticide to minimize the risk of loss of life to mosquito or tick borne diseases such as eastern equine encephalitis, which, by the way is hosted and transported by the very birds and other wildlife the nutty environmentalist are trying to protect by putting human lives at risk.

In all cases, the government (local and beyond) are required to justify the denial of individual rights - something that is rarely ever done with transparency and honesty using fact over fantasy or just plain fiction.

How many of you felt as though we were suffering from global warming this morning? I'll ask the same question in July and we can compare answers. Emotion and supposition are not reliable barometers of the truth, and neither is faith - science and univerally agreed upon and proveable fact are the true standard. Forget that at your own peril and the peril of your children.

“I suffer fools poorly. ”

Since: Feb 09

Billerica, MA

#18 Mar 5, 2009
phil wrote:
I am a resident and not a member of any union, this project is good for Billerica. Go ahead google me. When you opponents come up with some facts on why this is bad come talk to me. by posting this is bad you are not convincing anyone.
First, it is up to the power plant to prove that their present will pose no more than minor problems and no health threats to the satisfaction of local health and government agencies. This is based upon the principle that every property owner has a right to do with and use property as they see fit, UNTIL that use infringes or threatens to infringe upon the rights of others.

At that point, differences must be adjudicated among the parties concerned to the satisfaction of government representatives charged with providing for the common health, safety and welfare of the town. If that cannot be accomplished then the measure should go to court for adjudication.

The courts generally rule from the perspective that the landowner's rights are primary. Courts will generally require that govenment must provide substantial and incontravertibe evidence that public safety, or the safety of abutters, are endangered beyond reasonable expectations (or that the loss to property values are so substantial that the project should be denied or the objecting party compensated). But...

then again, this is the People's Republic of Massachusetts. Hey, y'all...how's the experiment in socialism going so far? Are y'all feelin' more secure about your futures?:-)

FYI (cause it struck me as ironic - my verification number to post this article via topix is 6660. Don't mess wit da Devil Muwahahahahahahahahaha...I'm gonna getcha!

“I suffer fools poorly. ”

Since: Feb 09

Billerica, MA

#19 Mar 5, 2009
pbj wrote:
How about JAcks junk yard, same issues. not to mention has anybody ever smelled this section of town, its awful.
So, that is your justification for making it worse? I don't know how bad the project will be in the end, but I do know that the project will do nothing for cleaning the area up and ridding the maloderous conditions for resident and travelers alike.

One solution may be for our world class "planning board" to work with the equally inept "zoning board" to circumscribe an area for these sorts of industries. Homes within the "zone" would be bought up and new construction within the zone forbidden to all but like industries.

I don't know. I'm not an expert, but if people are sitting members of the two boards mentioned above, as well as members on the Board of Selectmen" they should be working on a plan.

To that end, here is some advice I received as a seaman on a fast attack submarine back in the 60's: It's called the 7 P's - Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance (or outcomes). Can you dig it, brothers and sisters?

“I suffer fools poorly. ”

Since: Feb 09

Billerica, MA

#20 Mar 5, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Anyone else from the union want to post how good this project is? When you have a monetary interest you should make a disclaimer. Nect article pro this project you should google the person and see who they work for.
Hey anonymous! It's a good thing you are wearing a disguise. This is what you get when you "Google: Phil United States". Not much! I just wonder what I'd get if I were to Google "Anonymous". LOL

Some people are so lacking in thought that for them crossing the street is a heaven sent miracle.

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