Someone please read this:
…and please explain to me why this is a good idea:
Spirit Mountain wants $3.4 million in state money for a new water-pumping system to use St. Louis River water instead of treated Duluth city water to make snow.
I grew up in Milwaukee, where nearly every business that sucked water from the Milwaukee River was later implicated in the environmental degredation of the river (by chemicals or by thermal loading). Please explain why Spirit Mountain sucking water from the river is a good idea. Please explain how it will be monitored and regulated. And please explain how this $3.4 million dollars is of benefit to the state.
My only concern is that, if the bonding bill fails, then instead of the State being on the hook for this, the City or County (perhaps via Visit Duluth) will be pick up the costs.
Ramos, please, out of retirement!