Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
-It's interesting how we see history differently.
Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo., talked about the settlement 10 years
ago as if everyone in the whole world was there. In fact, the
conservation community was not there because we were expressly
excluded. I think if we had been part of those talks, some of the
issues we would like to get on the table now would have been on the
table then. To look at this project is to see some insurmountable
obstacles to its construction. That is why a couple of years ago we
commissioned an alternative study. Any proposal that grows out of
this process needs to be cost-effective; it needs to be
environmentally benign to the best of our ability, and it needs to
include participation by all of the constituencies who are expected
to pay for it."