Opponents of Crystal City Smelter Poised for Thursday Night Showdown
On Thursday night, the Crystal City Planning and Zoning Board will meet to consider permit applications for the smelter slated for construction just east of the city's historic downtown and residential district. Thursday's meeting will be held at the Crystal City High School at 6:30 p.m.
Members of C4 are encouraging everyone concerned with the smelter to attend. Based on past gatherings -- in which residents have shouted at council members and the mayor has threatened to have people arrested -- the meeting should be lively. Last January the smelter project was the subject of a Riverfront Times' cover story, "Smelterville."