August 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Last week’s news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies and governments involved with the Fargo-Moorhead flood control diversion project was good. Continue Reading
Tags: army corps of engineers, Collin Peterson, Editorials, Fargo, Flood, Moorhead, Opinion, red river diversion 4 Comments »
The Forum about Senator Peterson pledge, “We take him at his word, and also know he has the clout in Congress to deliver.”
Boy if I only had a dollar for every time I heard this line, I would be rich today.Some examples….
In 1969, Nixon, I will end the war in Vietnam soon. ND congress we will complete the Garrison project. George Bush, New Orleans will be safe. Mayor Walaker, February, 2009, the Red River will not got over 28 feet, so don’t worry. I could go on, however, I would get writers cramps.
Here is one guarantee that I can bet the farm on; the Forum will have another editorial about the evils of smoking.
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It would have been nice, especially in a project of this size and complexity, to have done some studying of the different alternatives and then picked the best project based on fairly complete information.
It seems to me the rush to try and get the project in for approval and funding before Dorgan leaves office has kind of flipped the whole process, and caused hard feelings from people who think the project has the feel of a stampede that is going to roll over anyone and anything in it’s way.
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Sort of reminds me of the healthcare reform debate. We will read and understand the consequences once the project (or bill) is passed. By that time, it’s too late to reverse any of it. Even if it’s the wrong choice…at least something got done.
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If it isn’t bad enough that thousands of the most productive agricultural acres in this nation are going to be eaten up by this booddoggle of a project, now they want to eat up even more of these valuable revenue producing acres by storing water on it until the threat to Fargo/Moorhead (the center of the universe) is safe. Brilliant!
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