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After researching the reasons as to why our Board of Supervisors, stated on our Front Page of our local newspaper, The Chester Progressive, on 12/28/11, link to this: Board of Supervisors Update; Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding
I started researching as to why they would say this after they know of the dangers associated with chemical dispertion in nano particle form, and I found a big surprise: The Monterey Settlement Agreement can be accessed through the following links: http://www.featherriverwater.com/plumaswatershedforum.html
Basically our Board of Supervisors, and 4 or 5 Seirra Clubs, came up with this one right along side of Pacific Gas and Electric, I have copied and pasted the last paragraph of this agreement here: Licensee refers to PG&E.
Plumas agrees, to the extent it may legally do so, to indemnify Licensee against and to hold Licensee harmless from any loss or damage to any property, or injury to or death of any person whomever, proximity caused in whole or in part by any negligence of Plumas or its contractors or by any acts for which Plumas or its contractors are liable without fault in the exercise of the rights herein granted, save and excepting to the extent that such loss, damage, injury or death is proximately caused in whole or in part by any negligence of Licensee or its contractors, or by any acts for which Licensee or its contractors are liable without fault.
I copied and pasted a few responses to this story from our Letter to The Editor that ran the next week:
Regarding your headline that ran 12/28/11: "...Board of Supervisors Update: Study finds no negative effects from cloud seeding..." This statement should have read: "County BOS & Scientific Panel receive $30,000,000 and Land Grants via The Monterey Settlement from PG&E to keep their mouths shut!" Or better yet: "PG&E pays Plumas County and various Sierra Clubs to say it’s safe."
How you can our Supervisors say there did not find any negative effects when there has been absolutely NO Environmental Impact Studies conducted, No Human Health Surveys or Water, Soil, Plant and Aquatic Tests performed by PG&E or your Panel of Experts in order to come to this conclusion? Wow!! PG&E’s track record is just awful and now our Plumas County supervisors are on this list as well.
"Study Finds No Negative Effect From Cloud Seeding" failed to mention information that was substantiated in the ABWAC sub-committee on Cloud Seeding. Why was this information ignored and left out of your report?
PG&E is our biggest Taxpayer and Property Granter around here. Hasn't everyone heard of the Monterey Settlement Agreement?
Instead of attacking others...human nature of the 21st century. I would propose that we consider the alternative. We are all on the same planet and part of the same human race. To an outside observer, we act in a manner that we should be ashamed of instead of working together to represent a unified front, and to achieve our collective best. Most of us seek personal fame or gain.
Where would some of the greatest achievements of the past be if everyone who participated in achieving them took every opportunity to diminish others because of weaknesses? Instead, great feats such as the Egymtian pyramids, our Statue of Liberty, a man on the moon, etc. were achieved through a collective environment where everyone supported the goals of the collective, offset the weaknesses of others by benevolently educating them, so that they could become a stronger voice. Imagine an ant hill where every ant in the colony worked against each other because they had to prove that they were the best individual, not the best colony. We need to mature, as a race, species, whatever, if we are to persevere. This can only come from developing compassion and understanding for all, teaching each other to attain our personal best in support of the entire human race. ABWAC should form a sub-committee on that!
So it does not matter to our Board f Supervisors, if PG&E continues to poison us and our enviroment. All's that matters is that they get along with the other groups who signed this agreement for $30,000,000 and a bunch of land grants. I guess our BOS can be bought, but they should have told us this before any of these bogus meetings etc., Cloud Seeding Committee Meetings, Public Forums, etc., were held. "It would have saved everyone from wasting a whole lot of time and effort."
The big question here is: WHY WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THE CADMIUM PROBLEM THAT THIS SETTLEMENT WAS ABOUT IN THE FIRST PLACE? Thanks so much PG&E, and you too Plumas County Board of Supervisors, for caring so much about protecting PG&E to the detriment of the people of Plumas County.