There is an area in central Kansas that the residents wish to become a lake.
Of course, to have a lake one needs a big hole in the ground or a dam.
The folks I’ve talked with own the property in the neck of the bluffs where the dam would be installed.
There’s a group of equally wealthy folks that would rather not lose their property to a dam installation, especially in that there are already two fairly large dam’s within that area.
That’s all well and good. The tools the folks fight with are strange. A rare species of fish. How rare? Well, choose a side. One says dam, and damn the fish. The other says no dam and damn the dam.
The fish matter.
The creek the fish reside in is wonderful swimming in a July summer day.
The point is, it is the tree huggers against the want money people, even if the starting sides are moneyed people. The contest is between sides, by choice, the heck with what might be reasonable. Commerce and trades and cash flow through tourism and recreation on one side, quiet living on pastoral lands on another through large farms and ranches.
The EPA is where the fight takes place.
In that manner:
WICHITA – A pending federal decision on whether to list a small bat as a threatened or endangered species could affect some construction projects in eastern Kansas, although the extent of any restrictions is still undetermined. WICHITA – A pending federal
Love regulations vs. Law.
From the reaches,