At this point I think it's question of public safety, not of pro or anti-business interests. 380,000 gallons of propane would make a big bang if even part of it got loose...and in these post 9/11 days that's a legitimate concern. The facility may be designed with multiple layers of protection, but it sounds as if the Fire Marshall has yet to throughly review the documentation. And the fact that the owner continues construction in spite of an order to stop and has allegedly threatened the town with "nuclear war" isn't helping his own cause.
BTW, the owner briefly had an interest in the Cape Cod Central in Hyannis, but they parted company after what was described as a bitter falling-out.
He claims to want to be a good neighbor, yet reacts vindictively when questioned or opposed. It was stated that he said he will "bury" towns that don't cooperate. A good neighbor? Perhaps not.
For the record, I'm not anti-business, I love railroads and think there should be more subsidies and incentives for them to grow. But not at the expense of local neighborhoods, especially when the "growth" is done under the alleged cover of federal regulations and with the refusal to listen to local concerns. View Comment