The citizens know this, and their validations have been pouring in. Here are some of the comments we have received. I have omitted the author's name for the sake of efficiency, because I just don't have time to seek permission from each person... I've got other fish to fry. If you'd like to contribute some of the comments you've received to this effort, please send them to me and I will continue to post them.
Spirit of Jefferson article where PATH denies that citizen action had anything to do with the shelving of PATH.
Hey, PATH, can you hear us now?
"Congrats and Thank You for all of your passion, energy and leadership. I wasn't sure about the peoples' chance of success in the face of major corporate forces. I am glad to have been proven misguided. "
"I would like to personally thank you both for all of the hard work you have given our community to STOP Path. You were instrumental in getting this dismissed. We could not have done it without you!!! Again my thanks for everything!!!"
"I told you time was on your side with the PATH!! I think that's great news. I don't think the further study is going to indicate a need for the project."
"OMG - I can't believe it. This is amazing!!!!!!! Congratualtions to everyone who worked so hard!!!!"
"Congrats i just heard karyn on npr thanks to all your efforts!"
"Yippee!!! You folks have done amazing work!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"Thanks and congratulations to the many citizens who fought against PATH."
"Congratulations!!! You guys are a great example to all citizen action groups."
"CONGRATULATIONS!!! Everyone benefits from YOUR hard work!!"
"Every victory is worth celebrating. Catch a breath and get ready for the next round.
"This is such great news!! Let's hope that this will lead to its complete and total demise!"
"Amazing! A big thank you from Terrapin Neck."
"Thanks Patience and Keryn and Robin et al- The great rule of politics: informed pressure pressure pressure and the odds and equation will change."
"I'd like to send a BIG THANK YOU to my buddy Steve and all the folks at stoppathwv. These folks worked dilligently to stop a huge corporate boondogle from destroying the state I love so much. As a resident of romney WV I wasn't as involved directly in their battle but I sure appriciate all they have done for me and my state. HOORAY FOLKS, THE CITIZENS WIN!"
"Continue the hard work. It has paid off to this point. Thank you for sharing the information with me. I will check out the website. All states are experiencing misappropriation of funds and authorities at some level. We can learn from each other."
"I would have never bet in a million years you all could have done what you have. You have stood up to a huge corporation and won. I have restored faith in the world. Never doubt the power of the people."
"Awesome job, and to you and Patience, a big Thank you for all you do for your community and state, for the people!"
This one comes from our friends in Canada -- See March 2nd post on their blog.
"CONGRATULATIONS! This is an important battle, and we hope it will be followed by other victories. My wife and I would like to express our gratitude to you for your leadership, infatigable drive and seriousness in
fighting past and present battles against the "monster". We believe that without you we would not have achieved the present status. A big thank you goes also to all the colleagues who have fought beside you. You form a
fantastic group that must be the envy of all our neighbouring co-fighters in the surrounding states and counties. A big BRAVO and thank you again."
"You and Keryn should really feel good about your battle with PATH! I know you had many people helping you, but its takes good leadership and stamina to get a job done like this. I just was to say to you and Keryn you were outstanding! ! I am there many feel the same way. Many thanks."
"The efforts that you and your group put into STOPPATH has been laudable and the results astonishing."
"Congratulations! - Just wondering whether it's worth filing a class action suit to recoup the $$$ they've charged WV ratepayers. GREAT that StopPATH got the law in place so the Utilities can't sneak in and try to ramrod this again."
"Thank you very much for all your efforts. It is a great thing but I will continue to monitor because the ugly head may rise again."
"We, the citizens of Jefferson Co., are so proud of you and the work you have done! Keep it up!!!"
"Thanks, your input to the cause is impressive."
"I would like to thank you and appreciate all the hard work you have done for all of us. Well done !!!!!!!!"
"Congratulations! Your efforts, and the efforts of other Stop PATH leaders on the behalf of all of us are greatly appreciated! Thank you! Thank you!"
"Great job to you and Karen for spearheading the battle! Thank you for all your hard work!"
"YAAAAY!! Its the most awesomest news.... I don't have to be physically sick every time I see pictures of my little plot in Tucker County. Thanks for all your hard work, Keryn! And just like those slasher movies, we have to make sure its head is TOTALLY detached so it doesn't come back 3 times in the last five minutes."