"The SBT decision filed Thursday in Washington, D.C., cited a lack of complete and accurate financial information, as well as a lack of financial backing, documents show." (chicagotribune.com)
"Because the Board is rejecting GLBT’s application, the Board is discontinuing the environmental review process associated with the proposed project.
It is ordered:
1. The application is rejected.
2. The environmental review is discontinued.
3. The petitions for rejection of GLBT’s application filed by the Opposition Groups, Save Our Farmland, and ELPC are dismissed as moot.
4. This decision is effective on its date of service.
By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Elliott, and Miller." (stb.gov)
*Thank you Rock Against The Rail Facebook Page for this information.*
However, while we celebrate this victory over clear abuse of eminent domain, we are staying vigilant on this and other cases. There maybe an appeal or perhaps another group that might take up the case. Eminent domain abuse comes in many different forms. Keep your eyes and ears open and stay tuned.....
GLB HAS NO AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE A PRICE, DO A SURVEY, OR EVEN TAKE A CORE SAMPLE!
If you notice any strange activity on your land, ask for ID, document, take photos of license plates, and notify the Sheriff. No one from GREAT LAKES BASIN has authority to be on YOUR land! Please make sure your friends, neighbors, and especially the elderly in assisted care facilities or any landowner that live out of the area know AND most importantly..
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING!!