EPA plan slammed at legislative forum

The following is an excerpt from an article published in The Coeur d’Alene Press on October 8, 2010, by Joel Donofrio, Staff Writer.

While the setting was downtown Coeur d’Alene, much of the focus of Thursday’s Kootenai Environmental Alliance legislative candidate forum was on the Silver Valley.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup plan for the Upper Basin of the Coeur d’Alene River was the dominant topic. And two candidates made it clear the EPA’s 90-year, $1.3 billion proposal is not welcome.”I would like for our state to tell the federal government that we can handle it and we want the EPA out of the Silver Valley,” said Kathy Sims, a Republican seeking the District 4B seat in the state house. Continue reading…