Lake surveyor right to insist Illiana follow rules

2014-03-30T00:00:00Z Lake surveyor right to insist Illiana follow rules
March 30, 2014 12:00 am

The Illiana toll road requests to pollute your land and water.

If the Indiana Department of Transportation's study proved the Illiana Toll Road passed the environmental phase and therefore could proceed, why did INDOT and Indiana ask the Lake County surveyor to use his authority to alter environmental standards and allow the Illiana toll road developers to not comply with the county's storm water management and clean water regulations?

To save money on bridge construction, they wanted permission to increase our county's flooding and pollution. They asked to alter the standards on drainage ditches, detention basins, flood plain storage and the amount of water that can be released back into the environment by man-made storage facilities.

Fortunately, it was decided these environmental standards are there for a reason and this attempt to change the lipstick color on this Illiana pig failed.

- Sandy Linden, Lowell

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