Ostrander Point Appeal: Illegitimi non carborundum
There will be four days of testimony next week (March 25 thru 28) on the natural environment by PECFN’s expert witnesses, all at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville. Monday’s ERT session will start at 9:30 (times for the other days to be confirmed). We encourage you to attend to demonstrate the County’s unyielding support of the Appeal.
Monday’s testimony will start with more cross-examination of Dr. Paul Catling on alvars. While Dr. Catling’s evidence-in-chief took only about 1 hour, the lawyers for MOE and Gilead will cross-examine him for a ridiculous 10 hours in total. However, Dr. Catling is unshakable.
We speculate that they’re doing this for one or both of the following reasons:
- They want to run up PECFN’s legal bill for funding the natural environment phase of the Appeal to the point where PECFN finds it necessary to withdraw;
- They want to stretch out the natural environment phase of the Appeal so that there is insufficient time to complete APPEC’s phase on human health. If there is no decision by July 4, the Appeal will be automatically dismissed.
To legal counsel Eric Gillespie and the hardworking volunteers of PECFN, APPEC and CCSAGE, we say in Latin: “Illegitimi non carborundum” — Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”
This is truly a David and Goliath situation. But we have every confidence that County residents will rise to the occasion by attending the Tribunal and by making sure that PECFN and APPEC are fully funded. If you’re able to help (or help again) with a donation, please visit one or both of the following sites: