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EPA Sets Upper Basin Cleanup Plan

On Tuesday, the EPA announced the long-awaited but entirely anti-climactic release of their decision document governing the massive cleanup of the Upper Coeur d' Alene basin. (News coverage here and here.) As had been foreshadowed for months, the EPA's decision significantly reduced the scope, timeframe and cost of the cleanup plan from what had been [...]

By |2012-08-30T13:07:36+00:00August 30th, 2012|Water|0 Comments

Support the Unified Land Use Code

From the KEA Board of Directors: If you value the life you enjoy in the county, we urge you to support the adoption of the county’s Unified Land Use Code.  The code will implement the newly adopted comprehensive plan and replace current codes that are decades old. Right now the new code is being assaulted [...]

By |2012-07-19T15:40:49+00:00July 19th, 2012|Land Use|0 Comments

Not All Republicans Agree with Central Committee Critics of ULUC

Although it seems to have fallen on deaf ears, here's a great letter from conservative east side Republican Chris Fillios to the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee regarding the Unified Land Use Code controversy. It's not just KEA with concerns about the "property rights" concerns: I understand tonight's Republican Central Committee meeting is for the [...]

By |2012-07-11T14:43:23+00:00July 11th, 2012|Land Use|0 Comments

How the U.N.’s Agenda 21 Affects Kootenai County, Idaho

Spoiler alert: it doesn't. But thanks to the efforts of the Larry Spencer wing of the local Republican Party, a long-overdue overhaul of local land use codes is in jeopardy because of irrational fear of an obscure and utterly irrelevant international document. First, some background. For the 85% of Americans who will have no idea [...]

By |2012-07-09T08:17:10+00:00July 7th, 2012|Land Use|10 Comments

The Unprincipled Opposition to Kootenai County’s ULUC

Wow. I leave town and two weeks later, crazy takes over. From relentlessly sunny Southern California, I noted the recent and growing uproar over Kootenai County's land use code re-write. And from here, where the sprawl goes on and on and on for miles, the growing opposition to Kootenai County's Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) [...]

By |2012-07-02T13:04:23+00:00July 2nd, 2012|Land Use|18 Comments

Gerry House

Sad news from Hayden Lake. Long-time KEA member and a great friend of clean water has passed away. The unfortunate details from facebook: Hayden Lake native Gerald “Gerry” House, 73, died at the North Idaho Hospice House on June 30 after a courageous six-year battle with multiple myeloma. Gerry’s friends are invited to a gathering [...]

By |2012-07-01T16:13:51+00:00July 1st, 2012|KEA|0 Comments

Summer Job at KEA!

Hey kids! Still looking for something interesting to do this summer? We’ve got a summer job for you. Our project grant for the summer just arrived and we need one or two summer students to do some specific research on one of the most important water quality concerns in our region. Now that our funding [...]

By |2012-06-07T19:17:23+00:00June 7th, 2012|KEA|1 Comment

California Legal Foundation Asks: Are Caribou Really Endangered?

The short answer is: yes, in Idaho, of course they are -- there were a grand total of four of them spotted this winter. But according to an industry and developer-funded California legal organization looking for loopholes, it isn't that simple. The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a California-based law firm with a take-no-prisoners property rights ideology, [...]

By |2012-05-22T11:47:09+00:00May 22nd, 2012|Wildlife|0 Comments