[Vision2020] Naylor Farms
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 08:45:58 -0800
I remember reading an article within the last year or so about the
Moscow-Pullman aquifer. A geologist from either WSU or the U of Idaho said
something to the effect of if he were a young person living in Moscow or
Pullman, he would be very concerned about the water supply in another 30
years. I can't recall the exact quote. This was well before the Naylor
farm request. If the aquifer situation is already tenuous, how can this
request even be considered?
Carl Westberg Jr.
>From: Bill London <email@example.com>
>To: Vision2020 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, david johnson
>Subject: [Vision2020] Naylor Farms
>Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:55:30 -0800
>Those interested in the Naylor Farms request to pump 2.4 billions of
>gallons of aquifer water for their clay mining and irrigation operation
>should read David Johnson's article on that subject in today's Tribune
>(front page, Wed 1/15).
> Johnson interviewed Robert Lemke of Boise, spokesperson for the
>company that requested the pumping rights.
> Lemke responds repeatedly with variations on the "trust us--we want
>to be good neighbors" theme.
> Of course, he will not specifically discuss his company's
>plans--which are the subject of continuing secret negotiations with
>Moscow city representatives.
> Of course, he rejects any suggestion that their company would be
>interested in using the water to mine clay there--despite his admission
>that the business is tied through common ownership to the Bovill-Helmer
>clay mine proposal.
> (And this is my personal favorite) Lemke ends with this summary
>sentence: "At this time, we have no large scale plans for clay mining."
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