April 12 public meeting, Waterloo Public Library
Last night at the Waterloo Public Library, a group of more than 50 local residents (we had to expand into the meeting room next door) met to discuss the coal-fired power plant proposal. Lynn Brant, a professor of geology at the University of Northern Iowa, gave a presentation on the environmental impacts of coal-fired power generation and answered technically oriented questions. Carrie La Seur, an environmental lawyer from Mount Vernon and adjunct professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, responded to questions about environmental law and the permitting process. The meeting was covered by two local TV stations.