Tippecanoe lawmakers look to slow state’s plan to tap-and-take from Wabash aquifer
As IEDC confirms it’s found a second test site along Wabash River for pipeline plan, hundreds seethe at another crowded community meeting
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TIPPECANOE LAWMAKERS LOOK TO SLOW STATE’S PLAN TO TAP-AND-TAKE WABASH AQUIFER
Hundreds of people still simmering about the Indiana Economic Development Corp.’s pursuit of water in Tippecanoe County to feed a pipeline that will make vast developments possible in Boone County were greeted by a united front of sympathetic local officials Thursday night.
But while not amused by ongoing water testing and getting wind about the still-scarce details about a $2 billion pipeline plan late in the game, no one was making promises about stopping the tap-and-take plans for the LEAP district developments near Lebanon and other water needs along a 35-mile route from the aquifer below farm fields a few miles downstream from Lafayette.
“What disappoints me the most is the lack of transparency in the process,” Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tracy Brown said, getting applause.
“I’m going to whine about that tonight, then I’m going to shut up about it, because we need to get over what has happened and begin to strategize about what we’re going to do about this,” Brown said. “Because I do believe that we have an opportunity.”
Here are a few takeaways from the community forum and update on local efforts to slow things down, arranged by We the People Indiana Revival, the second to draw more than 300 people in as many months.
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