Public Hearing

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Public Got Heated At Dynamis Hearing Tuesday

Jul 18, 2012

Dynamis’ Vice President Pete Johnson started Tuesday night’s public hearing on the new waste-to-energy plant by asking everyone to stay calm and refrain from booing.

But the atmosphere quickly turned contentious at the first chance the public got to voice their opinions on the new plant.

When Richard Llewellyn, a concerned biochemist and Boise resident, started his question with a series of comments on his concerns for the environment, Johnson cut him off, asking if he did indeed have a question.

The room of 70 people quickly filled with arguing and outrage.