Thursday, August 7, 2008

Westbrook Energy Center Rebukes Pike

In a strongly-worded letter to the editor in this week's American Journal, the director of government and regulatory affairs at Calpine Corporation--Westbrook Energy Center expressed concern about Pike Industries' plans to expand on Spring Street and spit out some dissatisfaction with Pike's means of salesmanship.

Evidently writing on behalf of the Westbrook Energy Center, John Flumerfelt not only lists the standard concerns about Pike's expansion (increased blasting, degraded air quality, etc.), but also attacks Pike Industries personally. Well, at least as personally as one can attack a company.

Pike, Flumerfelt writes, has resorted to inconsistent arguments and has not "done a very good job of convincing the community that it will be a good corporate citizen."

Oh, no he didn't.

- John C.L. Morgan

P.S. The Westbrook Energy Center is only one of about a dozen new "Supporters" to join the anti-Pike group, WestbrookWorks, since I last checked the group's website in mid-July. The business Bisson Moving and Storage has added its name to the list, as well as individuals George Rodrigues, Mary Spear, Jonathan Wilcox, Ruth Noble, Kirk Noble, Denice Campbell, Joann Nappi, Elli O'Connell, and Mark L. Hunkler.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maine is only one of two states suitable for high level nucular waste. Can Pikes quarry pits be used for this? Especially in Westbrook.They are not good for anything else.