VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As county commissioners have requested a 30-day extension from the EPA for a public comment period, a meeting regarding the proposed carbon sequestration project will be held Tuesday, August 22 at the Fayette Elementary School. 

According to a post from Vigo County Commissioner Mark Clinkenbeard, the public meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Vigo County Commissioners will be hosting the event.

Clickenbeard expressed the understanding that community members want answers and that residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns. 

“Like many others, we have questions that we’d like to have answered. Wabash Valley Resources representatives will be there to give details of the project and answer questions. The question-and-answer format will allow people 3 minutes per question. No shouting or interruptions from either side will be tolerated. We understand that this is an emotional issue for many people. But, we ask that all parties be respectful of each other,” Clickenbeard wrote.

Courtesy of Vigo County Commissioner Mark Clickenbeard

The commissioner continued, explaining that while the county officials do their best to weigh the pros and cons of the situation, the choice is ultimately up to those on a state level.

“As Commissioners, we try to weigh the pros and cons of each issue with full transparency. With that being said, it’s important for everyone to realize that this decision has been decided at the state level and we as commissioners have no say in the final decision. But, we can facilitate these types of meetings and address everyone’s concerns,” Clickenbeard continued. 

For more information on the public meeting, visit Vigo County Commissioner Mark Clickenbeard’s Facebook page.