Jun 7, 2016
Wildlands Conservancy Thrill of Hypocrisy
photo of Wildlands Conservancy hypocrites enjoying dam release by Harry Fisher of The Morning Call
reprinted from June 30, 2015
ADDENDUM: This past Sunday, June 5, 2016, Chris Kocher had an editorial in The Morning Call praising the accomplishments of his organization. Although he mentions their upcoming river trip this summer, he doesn't use the word dam. Additionally, although he mentions stream miles open for fish passage, he still doesn't use the word "dam." He doesn't mention demolishing a 10 inch high WPA dam, and dumping the ruble around the beautiful stone bridge piers. He doesn't mention contributing to the largest fish kill in Lehigh Valley history, by demolishing the Fish Hatchery Dam, which regulated the water flow into the fish ponds during storm flooding. He doesn't mention spending $259,000 on a taxpayer funded engineering study, to greatly inflate the cost of repairing Wehr's Dam. He doesn't mention reneging on his own pledge to back away from trying to demolish Wehr's Dam. The Wildlands Conservancy remains a sacred cow, allowing people to feel politically correct about the environment, even if the Conservancy tells a few fibs along the way to pay their own salary.