The State Journal has the best, factual coverage. Be sure to leave a comment and tell Pam how much you appreciate her timely, factual, knowledgeable reporting!
Associated Press distributed this story. Who are the "environmental groups" that are celebrating? I haven't seen or heard anything out of the environmental groups. Did AP mean the citizen groups who had their lives disrupted by the PATH project for the past four years? Perhaps.
And, if you missed Panhandle Live this morning, you can listen to a podcast of the show here.
The Journal provides an important lesson to take away from this experience:
"We exposed the truth and we used our democratic processes to oppose the project, and it worked," she said. "Citizens getting together can change corporate initiatives and can change governments. The processes are there; we just have to use them."
Unfortunately, the Spirit of Jefferson's "Opponents cheer PATH project's end" is behind a pay wall. Reporter Bryan Clark and editor Rob Snyder present some really interesting quotes in a well-written story. If you're in the panhandle, go out and buy a copy, and if not, it's probably worth the $.15 charge (really, Spirit? are you planning to get rich fifteen cents at a time?)
And there's more to come. Generating press is like planting a garden. PJM and the power companies may decline to dirty their hands this season, but that's not going to stop the seeds from sprouting. It just means that this year's harvest is going to be planned and enjoyed by us, and not them. What fun!