Commissioners: Moratorium ‘keeps some pressure’ up on LEAP pipeline fight
Tippecanoe Co. commissioners put finishing touches on moratorium on water transfers, high-volume wells as IEDC’s tap-and-take aquifer study continues. Community members: ‘Keep this fight going for us'
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COMMISSIONERS: MORATORIUM ‘KEEPS SOME PRESSURE’ UP ON LEAP PIPELINE FIGHT
There wasn’t much drama Monday morning when Tippecanoe County commissioners put the finishing touches on a nine-month moratorium on large water transfers and installation of high-volume radial collector wells in the county, both shots across the bow of Indiana Economic Development Corp. plans to take water from Tippecanoe County and ship it to massive developments in the LEAP District in Boone County.
The unanimous second and final vote on the ordinance came two weeks after the first vote, when an overflow crowd spent more than an hour railing on the state plan to pump tens of millions of gallons a day out of wells being tested in the Granville Bridge area, about seven miles downstream from downtown Lafayette.
The only dispute, from comments this time: Why stop at a nine-month moratorium? Why not make it longer, if the object is to stop or slow the LEAP pipeline targeting aquifers in Tippecanoe County?