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Fargo Diversion Project Could Fail

Fargo Diversion Project Could Fail

Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell sells out Minnesotans, welcomes ND flood impacts. Campbell chooses ND land grab development over protecting MN property rights.

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Is it too much to expect that Darrell Vanyo, Fargo Diversion Authority chairman, should take the time to read the legal motions filed by Dorsey Whitney to fully understand what is occurring around him? Or maybe it’s a simple ploy of soliciting bumbling sympathy.

Statement from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Office

Statement from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Office

Governor Dayton and his administration will do everything possible to ensure that Minnesota’s best interests are not trampled by this project.

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Diversion Authority officials claim they need a $2 billion dollar dam and diversion to avoid the high cost of flood fighting. Fargo, ND total flood fighting costs 1994-2013 are around $36.9 with $14.1 million in federal reimbursement for a net loss around $22 million.

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Minnesota Representative Jay McNamar (DFL) speaks out against the Fargo Diversion Authority moving ahead in their own self-interest without knowing possible negative impacts to Minnesota which only prioritizes property owners on the North Dakota side of the river.

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

The pace and push for the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the very essence of corruption. It is the melting pot of decisions made under duress due to time constraints with a constant overstatement of impacts and a manufactured EOE study to set Fargo’s flood gage as the benchmark for the entire Red River Valley.

Arrogance and Overreach

Arrogance and Overreach

If Darrel Vanyo is just another empty suit reciting the hearsay of the Corps of Engineers, project proponents and project designers – are taxpayers really receiving fair representation?

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 80

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 80

Initial authorization is not the final word on a Corps project. Authorized projects may be modified for a number of reasons including cost changes and design modifications. The Corps may not commence construction on a significant flood control project without both Congressional authorization and a Congressional appropriation(s). Congressional authorization of a flood control project does not guarantee federal funding through a Congressional appropriation.

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 79

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 79

Nathan J. Hartshorn, MN Assistant Attorney General: The Project would flood thousands of acres of Minnesota farmland in order to expand development opportunities in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area. The Project also would require construction of a high-hazard dam on the Red River, upstream of Minnesota communities. This high hazard dam requires MDNR dam safety and work in public waters permits, and triggered a mandatory Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under Minnesota law.

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 78

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 78

Nathan J. Hartshorn, MN Assistant Attorney General: MDNR has a significant interest in this matter because the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority (“Diversion Authority”) asserts that the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project (“Project”) is not subject to State regulation. The Project would flood tens of thousands of acres of Minnesota farmland in order to expand development opportunities in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

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