Please see email below from April Butler and attorney Scott Zahler.
From: "Scott Zahler" Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:15:30 -0500 To: <email@example.com> Subject: Claim Form Deadline Extended to January 30, 2009
The Judge has granted a 30-day extension until January 30, 2009 to send the claim forms in. The mailings went out to 2,340 households and the response rate as of two days ago was 431 which is obviously very low. I assume many people may have disregarded the mailer especially considering it came during the election mail onslaught and holiday season.
I'd like to talk to you ASAP about organzing teams of people go down every street, and knock on the door of every house within the boundaries and hand the claim forms out. The class reps will help with this process. I would like to organize this so we can do it the weekend January 10th. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience to discuss. Thank you.
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It is hard to believe that two years ago today we were celebrating the closure of the liquid processing operations at PSC. What a wonderful feeling to know that our community was somewhat safe again. How quickly these two years have passed!! We must remember that the permit was only pulled for six years so we only have four left to go. In the coming year, we will need to recharge our batteries and begin to develop plans to make sure this permit is never reinstated.
I am hoping and praying for a shift in the way our government views environmental concerns with our upcoming federal administration. However, it appears that it will be a true - wait and see - according the Environmental News coverage given for Obama's choices. Please see the articles posted on The Community Voice below - be sure to read both sections.
If you live in Fayette County or South Fulton, you need to read the articles below and show up Tuesday at 6pm at the Fayette Senior Center. Always remember, your backyard is my backyard and this is another one of those times when together we can make a difference. The road they are proposing for Fayette will directly dump traffic into South Fulton - particularly the West Bridge area and 138. Many, many of our neighbors have gotten up in the morning over the past few months only to see stakes in their yards marking the placement of the roadway. It is my understanding that their would be a huge environmental impact on Fayette County (through wetlands and streams)- not to even compare to the loss of property of our Fayette neighbors. Ms. Ellen Morley at the last commissioner's meeting said that the road would come straight through her front yard and completely cut her off from the rest of her neighborhood.
This is a time to make sure that the roadways that are being proposed are really in the citizen's best interest and if they are not then we all must take a stand!!
I was so glad to see so many at the meeting last night. I thought with the Attorneys there and Dr. Speaker to answer questions it was very productive. Something I think is vital for everyone to realize that I spoke to last night is that this lawsuit totally shows admission by PSC that they exposed us to a chemical from June 20 to August 15. I think it is evil "not a word I use unless I really feel it" that PSC is able to admit exposure but only get sued for loss of use of property and by doing so we as a community have to sign a document that never allows them to be sued for health damages to us between the days of June 20 and August 15. The legal system is allowing this company to literally get away with murder and it is wrong to the depths of my soul and I will never sign a legal document that allows them to get away with this atrocity.
As the results filter out of the federal government's admission to the pesticide poisoning of it veterans and their varying illnesses, I am extremely hopeful that in the next few years that we will bring about another lawsuit against PSC with the inclusion of May through August so that those who do participate in this lawsuit might be able take part in one that may happen in the future.
I am including an email from April Butler below which has the documents needed from the lawyers. Please know that if you choose to participate in this lawsuit there will never be any judgement coming from me. I absolutely realize that we all have our own life circumstances etc... and I love our community dearly. The most important thing is that we keep fighting this fight TOGETHER!!!!
Please see attached information.
Please tell everyone that when you send the form to keep a copy of "everything" that they send and also send it certified return receipt or some form of proof of mailing.
I wanted us all to be aware of what we are buying the little ones in our lives this holiday season. Please read the article below and go to the link within so that you can be a fully informed consumer. Not only are we literally saving our children by doing this - we are also sending a clear message to corporations who do not put our health first that we refuse to spend our money on their products.
We will be having another community meeting this Thursday at Bethany United Methodist at 7pm in the fellowship hall. I know many in our community have yet to receive letters. We hope to have one of the attorneys there to give further insight into this problem.
Please be sure to email April Butler with your email address firstname.lastname@example.org - she will be keeping you informed with regard to the class action settlement.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Connie Thomas Biemiller, Chair
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force
Environmental Institute of Georgia
P.O. Box 280
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
As Margaret Mead once said:
Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.