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Senate committee approves dredging

 

no0ne
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June 24, 2009 6:55 pm  

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17637097

I find this disturbing. I spent many days water-skiing in Lindbergh Bay. Why do they not just deposit the silt out in the ocean? Why does it need to be deposited in a bay?

I do not understand. Enlighten me, please.


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Captain Jay
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June 25, 2009 10:21 am  

The short version. Dredging brings really big cruise ships. Really big cruise ships bring more passengers for the really big taxi's. The really big taxi's make really big tax free cash. The really big tax free cash is used to bribe the really big government.
As for the "environmental study" done on this it was done quickly and funded by the people that want to do the dredging. It's not hard to figure how that would come out.

Jay


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Elmer
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June 25, 2009 3:02 pm  

Corruption in government???? Are you sure? 😉


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Greg _STT
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June 25, 2009 3:15 pm  

Just curious, correct me if im wrong because I dont live there yet, but don't really big cruise ships bring more tourism, which is good for the local economy. Yes it would bring more passengers for the really big taxis, but then the really big taxis would transport the people to local businesses right?

Greg


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Exit Zero
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June 25, 2009 10:15 pm  

Very few people oppose the dredging part -- for the cruise ships -- many people oppose the dumping off the Beach at Emerald Bay -- just not the 4 elected Senators who rammed it thru -- Sen "Ital Dowe" in particular!!
It is a terrible choice of a dumpsite and it is now only held back until the Army Corp of Engineers approves it -- sadly they are not known for their ecological acumen!


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Captain Jay
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June 26, 2009 10:58 am  

As Exit Zero said almost no one is opposed to the actual dredging it is the choice of dump sites that is alarming. They waited until the last minute and took the easy/cheap way out. Yes cruise ship people are essential to the economy here. I was mearly poking fun at the way decisions are made here. A large segment of the economy here is based on how do we get a $100 a head out of the sheeple unloading each day.
Jay


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