Stuart, who’s made his bones in several ultra-leftist environmental outfits, has been paid enough to be a wholly-owned developer subsidiary. Democrat State Senator Craig Pridemore, of the yes vote for a budget HE claimed was “balanced on the backs of the poor and the powerless,” has pegged him as a sellout.
But what do his votes show? They show a guy who offers himself for sale, allows himself to be bought and then doesn’t keep the deal!
You’d think these big money guys would pay attention about who they’re REALLY trying to buy.
Storedahl mine expansion denied
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
By ERIN MIDDLEWOOD Columbian staff writer
Clark County commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to deny a request by Kelso-based J.L. Storedahl & Sons to expand its gravel mining operation on the East Fork of the Lewis River.
"The fish win," said David McDonald, an attorney for Friends of the East Fork.
The group, along with Fish First, challenged a county hearings examiner's decision that Storedahl has a grandfathered -- or "nonconforming use" -- right to mine its entire 350-acre property. The groups argued that the mining operations would degrade the river and hurt federally protected salmon and steelhead.
With Commissioner Marc Boldt dissenting, Betty Sue Morris and Steve Stuart voted that Storedahl has a grandfathered right to dig only upon the 71 acres that Storedahl was mining in 1973, the year the county enacted zoning laws that restricted mining.