what started out as a science fair project for an Oak Hall High School student in Gainesville has turned into a “real life” energy strategy. Oak Hall Senior Erich Christian’s creation of a biodiesel facility which turns cooking grease into fuel has even gotten the attention of Republican State Senator Steve Oelrich. Oelrich has filed a Senate bill to help schools cut through red-tape when trying to implement similar projects. Christian and two other Oak Hall students will appear before the Senate Higher Education Committee on Tuesday (March 9th). Christian sat down for an interview with WUFTs Donna Green-Townsend.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ErichC.mp3]
Some scallopers are proceeding with caution while others are opting to stay home.