The question we should all be asking our local and state officials is what is being done to protect our jobs and our electricity from the EPA. I have seen no public comments from our local government about this critical situation with Monticello. We are building a $3 million dollar city library and a $168 million dollar "loop" while Obama's EPA is destroying the largest industry in Titus county. That's a very large debt on the back of local taxpayers that can become very burdensome if we lose the Monticello power plant. I would urge you all to get involved in this issue. The Commissioners Court will meet this coming Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. I don't know if this will be an agenda item, but it certainly needs to be part of the public comment segment. We are small business owners and have felt a tremendous impact from past layoffs at the coal plant. A closure would be catastrophic for our local ecomony.
This hidden audio and transcript of Obama's statements about bankrupting the coal industry was forwarded to me in response to my e-mail last night.
Barbara Bruechner, Mt. Pleasant Tea Party