Lafayette looks to join official protest of LEAP pipeline
City council set to consider measure that ‘vehemently’ opposes plan to take Tippecanoe Co. water. Plus, what’s behind a delay in $250M West Lafayette Levee project.
Today’s Based Lafayette is sponsored, in part, by Purdue University’s Presidential Lecture Series. Commercial space pioneer Beth Moses, who has successfully completed three spaceflights for Virgin Galactic and serves as its chief astronaut instructor, will join Purdue President Mung Chiang for a discussion at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public with a general admission ticket. Learn more and register: www.purdue.edu/president/lecture-series
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This and that for a Friday morning …
LAFAYETTE LOOKS AT FORMAL RESOLUTION AGAINST LEAP PIPELINE
On the agenda Monday night for the Lafayette City Council: A resolution that opposes construction of a pipeline to take tens of millions of gallons of water a day from Tippecanoe County to Boone County for the massive Limitless Exploration/Advanced Pace District.
A draft of the resolution, posted Thursday, calls out “a lack of transparency” by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. as it came up with plans, unannounced to local officials, to tap into an aquifer along the Wabash River, just downstream from Lafayette. The draft also questions the “negative ecological and economic development impacts in Tippecanoe County.”
The proposed resolution says city officials “vehemently oppose construction of the pipeline and the diversion of water” from Tippecanoe County to the LEAP District.
As of now, resolutions against the IEDC plans have passed by the West Lafayette City Council, Attica City Council and the Shadeland Town Council.
In a recent interview, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said he saw that the need to stop or restrict, in some way, the IEDC’s plan to take water from Tippecanoe County and use it for the LEAP District and other communities along the route was going to be one of the biggest jobs heading into a likely sixth term.