From the horse’s mouth |

From the horse’s mouth

If anyone wondered if NH 2020 was really “dead,” we now have confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth (or, rather, two horses’ mouths) that NH 2020 is not “dead.”

Brian Bisnett, a driving force behind NH 2020 and one of the founders of the RQC, said in his column of July 13, and I quote:

“But one way or another, that important work (NH 2020) will eventually be completed, if not by the citizens of Nevada County … then by the federal government after our resources have declined to the point that the Endangered Species Act triggers a whole new set of regulations and processes.”

How about that for a blatant threat?

Then on July 25, Supervisor Barbara Green was quoted in The Union as saying, “The end result of the program (again, NH 2020) was a fantastic body of information … which will be used in the future.”

Well, folks, don’t say you haven’t been warned. That small, hardcore group behind NH 2020 (which includes Supervisors Martin, Conklin and Van Zant) intends to get its way whether the majority of the people of Nevada County want NH 2020 or not.

The only way we can stop them is by voting Martin and Conklin out of office in the upcoming election.

Dick Phillips

Alta Sierra

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