June 8, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Glenwood Springs Post Independent "CMC to reconsider ‘water tower site' for gas compressor"

One has to wonder if anyone has gone to Marianne Ackerman and asked her if it all really was worth it?

Her legendary gossip and resulting back-door campaigns to 'raise a ruckus' are infamous in the valley.  Have been for years.

All this money now being spent on lawyers, lawsuits and not on the education needs of our CMC students certainly does not seem 'worth it' at all.  After all, that noxious weed filled patch of ground donated by her family and others has been virtually ignored for all these years by those donors children.

Yes, it certainly cannot be denied that the 'CMC Compressor Station Scandal' is all about the money.

In one way or another.

John Colson:
"While plans are made for that discussion, attorneys for CMC and SourceGas are expected to file motions in the SourceGas lawsuit against the school.

The suit is meant to force the college to honor its 2011 contract and allow construction of a natural gas compressor station along a pipeline that runs under the school's 680-acre campus property in Spring Valley.

SourceGas says the compressor is necessary to boost pressure in the line to better serve customers in Eagle County as well as in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The school's CEO, Stan Jensen, signed a lease agreement in August 2011, permitting the project on a five-acre site located over a ridge from the campus.

A subsequent outcry from students, faculty and neighbors of the campus prompted the trustees to reject that lease at a meeting on May 14.

The suit was filed in Garfield District Court on May 23..."  (Read more?  Click title)

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