By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog
SALEM — Washington and Oregon would pay as much as $450 million apiece for a massive bridge and light rail project connecting Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, Wash.
The $3.4 billion bridge project, however, is cluttered with opposition piled on top of support underneath a heap of political deals and disagreements, all at a time when the states are struggling with burdensome debt loads.
It’s a veritable quagmire of controversy, but the respective state governments are pushing forward, nevertheless.
Expect a border war.
Sen. Ann Rivers
More:Opponents and proponents of the project flooded the Oregon Capitol on Monday for a nearly five-hour public meeting, a foreshadowing of events surely to come.
Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, said the political landscape in Washington is more “restrictive” than Oregon, and that the uphill fight might be even steeper there.
Many, many more are getting the picture: we don't want this: we don't need this: we can't afford this.
And we're not going to have it.