As illustrated by the following story, the President of the American Anglican Council, a group of conservative Episcopalians, declared the proposed alternative oversight inadaquate because it could be vetoed by liberal clerics.
"One of the major problems identified in the Supplemental Episcopal Care Plan was the inclusion of the local diocesan bishop's permission as a necessary component," Canon Anderson explained. "Any plan requiring the local diocesan bishop to give approval will not work and is not adequate to those who would receive the oversight. Canon law and custom notwithstanding, the solution must have an over ride of the local bishop if he or she is not willing to cooperate." All parties recognized that the ultimate accountability for such a plan lies with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates and that means for implementation must be developed quickly.