Wyoming Valley Inflatable Dam
It looks like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Environmental Protection has put the kibbosh on this thing. I'm not an engineer or a boater and I haven't fished in the Susquehanna River in years but I think I have some common sense that tells me this is being done bass ackwards. Congressman Paul Kanjorski says if the dam is built it will provide an impetus to clean up the river. Most of us think that you should clean up the river first. He points out that if the dam is not built the money will go back to the federal government:
Send it back. Why spend $14 million on a project that could possibly cost tens of millions down the line in enviromental and health problems.
The local blogoshere seems to be united in opposition and the Times-Leader ran an editorial today saying enough is enough.