The longer this case drags on, the larger and more knowledgeable the opposition becomes. I was very impressed with all the testimony (not including PATH shills, since what they offered could hardly be classified as "public" testimony) at the two sessions I attended. A couple of themes definitely emerged:
1. 14.3% Greed, not need!
2. Dominion's Alternative One as a sensible, economical alternative to PATH that obviates any supposed "need" to acquire new rights-of-way and spend billions of dollars on a PATH to nowhere.
3. PATH has no endpoint. Frederick County, Maryland, has denied siting of the substation.
4. PATH has been smokin' something wacky! Funny phrase and even funnier that I've heard it quite a few times in the past couple of days. Puts a whole new spin on the PATH Pink Elephant cocktail (5 parts pure grain alcohol and one part Pepto Bismol) recently concocted by one of our regular readers.
5. The citizens of all three states have formed a cohesive, active, regional opposition group that continues to rack up victory after victory. All three states were represented through testimony at the Virginia hearings.
6. PATH can't resist deploying shills to speak in favor of their project. They still can't manage to make them appear knowledgeable or believable, however. Will PATH ever learn that slimy, unethical PR programs are only causing them even more resistance and public disfavor?
Here are two copies of testimony submitted about PATH's lack of ethics:
And here are links to a couple of newspaper articles that support the Purcellville comments.
Be sure to read Bill Howley's correction of the garbage Ron Poff was spouting in the Winchester Star and Leesburg Today articles here. Aw shucks, Poff's good ol' boy farmer act is wearing thin already....
We all get it, but PATH continues to pee on the public's leg and tell them it's raining...