Q-CAT website aids groups efforts to educate public on Triumph hog plant
Q-CAT, or Quad Cities Citizens against Triumph, has put up an extensive website with everything you'd ever want to know about the effects of hog plants such as the proposed Triumph plant near Barstow, and a ton of articles and links to articles and information.
Their mission statement reads:
Welcome to the Q-CAT (Quadcities Citizens Against Triumph) website! We’re glad you’re here!
To give you a little background…we are a recently formed group of citizens just like you from throughout the Quad Cities, both the Illinois and Iowa sides of the Mississippi, who are against the building of a hog plant in this area by Triumph Foods. “Why,” you might ask, are we against something that appears to be good for the community?
“Appears” is the operative word here. Things are not as they appear…and that’s where we come in. In fact, that’s the reason we started Q-CAT in the first place – to educate the public about this vitally important issue and enlist its help in stopping Triumph from building here.
We’ve done our homework and can say with all manner of confidence that there are about a dozen good reasons why Triumph should not build here…starting with the fact that the proposed site is in a 100-year floodplain and on top of a wetland that’s a feeding and nesting ground to Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons and many other species of birds, not to mention the imposition of a 237% increase in water and sewer rates for the residents of East Moline. “Why is that?” you ask.
Well, you’ll find the answer to that question…and a whole lot more on this website. Again, welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Like we’ve said before, we believe the people call the shots, not corporations.
Whether you're for or against the plant, you should give it a look and try to read some of what's available (there's so damn much that it would be hard to try to wade through it all). You'll certainly come away with some information and facts which you might otherwise never be aware of.
Needless to say, this is a group with a definite position, but it's worth looking through what they provide on the site and making your own judgement on this important issue.
A link to the page is added to the blogroll for future reference.