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A luxury NID can afford

A luxury NID can afford

I am very annoyed that The Union editorial about the proposed NID pipeline on Banner Mountain seems to indicate that the desire of residents to preserve their “bucolic” environment is a luxury we can’t afford.

Intelligent planning for growth is something we should all be looking for, not knee jerk reactions to money hungry land speculators who need water to develop land. Is it really “folks a lot like us” who are needing the water, or the land developers? And should we be the ones to make sacrifices for those who bought land, speculating that there would be water there in the future. Isn’t it the responsibility of the buyer and his agent to ascertain what the water situation is before committing to a purchase?

This past year NID had absolutely no problem digging up Banner Lava Cap to install their new pipeline from the Deer Creek water storage tank. Plus, The Union has reported that NID has a surplus of money. If, indeed, the pipeline is going to happen, let it be done in a way that will not damage the environment and be an eyesore for the next century. Bucolic should not be a dirty word.

Beryl Moody

Nevada City

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