A public meeting set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Neosho City Hall will be the final opportunity for new information to be presented regarding Moark's expansion plans, according to a news release issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
While it is encouraging to know that DNR Director Doyle Childers will conduct the meeting, holding it at 10:30 a.m. on a weekday doesn't seem to offer the public much chance to attend.
Hopefully, this will not be just a show of concern. The DNR has a long history of going through the motions, then simply permitting activities that it knows are harmful to the environment.
Moark has a long record of environmental violations. Why anyone believes the company will change its ways now is beyond me.