• The Rocky calls the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel problem overblown.
Leadville Mayor Bud Elliott said he is furious at [state Senator Tom] Wiens and the commissioners, saying they "grossly mismanaged" the matter and accused them of "staging" the emergency.The fallout, he said, includes skiers canceling trips, collapsed real estate deals, and another black eye for a town still reeling from its inclusion as part of a Superfund cleanup site in the 1980s.
The trapped water is still in the tunnel, but the squabble seems to be over the urgency of removing it.
I have had the feeling before that Lake County politics can become fairly overheated. How many recall elections have there been in the last decade or so? (Hat tip: Colorado Confidential.)
• Where is the tamarisk problem? Right here in the Arkansas Valley.
• This announcement about global cooling has been getting lots of attention, especially from people who see it as a club to beat up on Democrats and environmentalists (not necessarily the same thing).
At Natural Patriot, Emmett Duffy correlates climate change with wars, etc.