March 15 – 10:00 a.m.

CityLOCATION : Congressperson Flora Savers’ Office in Ramford County

The APAP is called to order by Flora Savers. Drs. Niche, Stratus, and Zwitterion present information and data: documenting the occurrence of acid precipitation, and the extent of the damage to ecosystems and structures in the County.     Lively discussion follows the presentations; however, there is little agreement as to how to proceed.

  • Hope Hywages discusses how energy conservation can reduce demand on electricity and reduce power plant emissions.
  • Ann Pere-Watage suggests that advances in genetic engineering can produce acid-resistant fish and trees.
  • Bo Saw and Douglas Fir are interested in reducing the emissions from large SUVs like the LAND SHARK.
  • Cam Shaft reminds the Panel of the economic dependence of many Ramford residents on auto and other manufacturing industries. He suggests finding and using fuels that are naturally low in sulfur.
  • Dr. Betsy Ross-Hamilton points out that this is a global problem and we should study how other parts of the world are responding to the problem.
  • The meeting begins to degenerate into an argument among the APAP members based on their backgrounds. Congresswoman Savers calls the group back to order and asks the Panel if they can at least agree on a first step to begin to address this issue.

Chief Sweetwater states that since acid precipitation affects many sectors of the public perhaps a logical approach would be to involve the public in the discussion of the issue.

There are many first rate environmental consulting companies in Ramford; the APAP agrees that each consulting company should make a presentation to the public that explain the problems and present and discuss potential solutions.