Lewis And ClarK Funding Could Get Caught In Earmark Battle

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water Project could find itself in the middle of a fight over earmarks. Congress will vote this week on a possible two year moratorium on special project funding, or earmarks.  Lewis & Clark Executive Director Troy Larson says they have been trying to look ahead on their funding needs…

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Larson says the project followed all the rules in getting their federal funding…

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Larson says there is a fear their funding could be cut as part of an overall revision in public project funding…

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The project, under construction, will deliver water from wells near Vermillion to towns and cities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Its expected to cost nearly half a billion dollars by the time it is done.

(courtesy WNAX, Yankton)

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