We have mentioned CT Biodiesel's proposal to build a huge biodiesel production plant in Suffield, Connecticut - and all the problems and dissatisfactions this process has generated - before. Basically, during an earlier meeting, company officials bored an angry public for three hours and didn't let citizens speak until 11 p.m.
How do you suck the wind out of opposition to your biodiesel plant? If you're CT Biodiesel, you go to a public forum with almost two dozen architects, engineers and representatives and bore the angry public for three hours. That's the take of one person who was at the meeding and sent in a letter to the editor to the local paper harshly criticizing CT Biodiesel's representatives for, in-effect, filibustering the public meeting. He wrote: