Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The 2007 "Hyppy" Award For Crass Hypocrisy Goes To....

The City of Moscow!!!! The first line in a story that appeared in today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News was:
The Moscow City Council will ask the Environmental Protection Agency to let the city control its own stormwater regulations.
That's right, the City of Moscow doesn't want any outsiders coming in and telling it how to run its stormwater program.

In other news, last Thursday's Whitman County Gazette reported that the City of Moscow is pursuing an appeal of the SEPA approval received by the Hawkins Companies retail development planned for the Pullman-Moscow Highway in WHITMAN COUNTY, WASHINGON, based in part in stormwater runoff.

Queen Nancy said that "the city should set its own time frame" to address stormwater regulations. Oh, it's going to be fun to watch the Whitman County Commmissioners hear Queen Nancy's/King Solomon's SEPA appeal.

CORRECTION: April informs me that she called Gordon Forgey of the Gazette about the Aug. 16th correction concerning the Hawkins SEPA appeal. The correction was referring to Moscow's appeal of the first SEPA application. There is no appeal on the current project, as the deadline to appeal passed a few months ago. However, Moscow and Mark Solomon have made it clear that they will appeal any approval of the Hawkins water rights transfer by the Washington Department of Ecology, just as Solomon's group has appealed the DOE's approval for WSU to irrigate the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.

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