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…


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


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


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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