Waste pond opposition in Pittsfield Township (US)

Locals are opposing the construction of waste pond for further utilization of the wastes for bioenergy purposes

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources household waste
Issues 1 ecological, 2 economical, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords waste pond, Pittsfield Township, conflict, US, wood residues
References http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/01/20/pittsfield-township-residents-appeal-plan-protest-of-waste-pond/
Start date 2013
End date 2013
Reason(s) for conflict The company has planned an extra waste pond on the farmland which is in close proximity to residential area. Local residents are not happy with that and asking the local government the moratorium (ban) of this territory.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is interested to get a new storage place, which is at suitable distance to the plant, local people are not happy with the idea that it is in the backyard.
Barriers for dialogue No common dialog and cheating from the company side, by providing a misleading geographical coordinates for the public
Forums for dialogue The common actions to resolve the case and find the location which satisfy all the stakeholders
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Common and unified activities in relation to suitable place of the waste pond
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