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Why should the few sacrifice for the many?

Your editorial of March 25 regarding NID’s proposed Banner Mountain pipeline correctly points out that there are differences in costs for the various options, and that someone will have to pay.

NID is claiming that running the pipe through the homeowners’ property is the least expensive alternative. Has NID received any independent estimates on the cost differences? Have they included in their estimate the cost of the inevitable lawsuits, delays and lawyer fees?

The pipe will improve the water supply for many people. Why should just a few people have to have their property severely impacted for the benefit of many when there are other alternatives? NID has reserves far in excess of their requirements; they should absorb the increased costs from them. Or they should pass the cost on to all who will benefit from the pipe.

Hank Mack

Nevada City

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