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Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 1)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 1)

This dogmatic attempt by project promoters to assert that water project impacts are an “unavoidable” and foregone conclusion defines the imperial nature associated with Cass county and Fargo.

Situational Ethics Part 9

Situational Ethics Part 9

Contrary to a public denial during a June 9, 2015 interview on 6:30 POV with Chris Berg – Diversion Authority records indicate that the Mayor of Oxbow submitted a proposed development plan for Oxbow, Bakke, and Hickson.

Situational Ethics Part 8

Situational Ethics Part 8

Isn’t it rather interesting Fargo Diversion Authority resorts to hearsay and conjecture relating to FEMA flood insurance but have yet to produce a FEMA document defining the claims being made or offered an ironclad written guarantee that FEMA will not require flood insurance behind the OHB ring dike or Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project?

Situational Ethics Part 7

Situational Ethics Part 7

So if the project is truly “mitigation”…, why did Mr. Nyhof “flip” and become a cheerleader of the project that created the impacts requiring said mitigation? Mr. Nyhof could have easily remained opposed, that is, if that was his genuine position in the beginning.

Situational Ethics Part 6

Situational Ethics Part 6

After reading Mr. Nyhof’s letter to Terry Birkenstock (USACE) several times, I cannot not find any word or phrase, specifically requesting his city be saved.

Situational Ethics Part 5

Situational Ethics Part 5

Oxbow Levee Certification is a Sham Argument: The underlying quandary that exists with the overall OHB (Oxbow, Hickson, Bakke) project is that there is no written assurance that FEMA will accept or “certify” the OHB ring levee when it is completed.

Situational Ethics Part 4

Situational Ethics Part 4

Oxbow has experienced a greater than 100 year flood in 2006 and 2009, and exceeded the 500 year flood level in 2009 by 7.32 inches.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

So many questions, too few answers…, taxpayer subsidized buyouts to mitigate a project that does not have federal funding or turned a shovel of dirt for the diversion channel.

Situational Ethics Part 3

Situational Ethics Part 3

Mr. Nyhof is attempting to justify 40 home buyouts versus a 240 home count that never existed in Oxbow. The 40 home buyouts, notwithstanding, would have left only 64 remaining home buyouts in Oxbow. A far cry from the 240 that Mr. Nyhof implied in his hyperbole.

Situational Ethics Part 2

Situational Ethics Part 2

Not only did Oxbow, ND exceed the FEMA and USACE 100 year flood stream-flows in 2009…, it exceeded the FEMA 500 year flood level as well.