Kentuckians For Progress has filed a motion to intervene in River Fields’ lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration.
Could be a big moment for folks paying close attention to the Ohio River Bridges Debacle.
“It will not be the Federal Highway Administration that waits in traffic, does not get a job, loses business, has lower property values, or endures a lower than necessary quality of life if the Project is delayed or stopped,” stated former Jefferson County Judge-Executive, Rebecca Jackson. “Few, if any, federal bureaucrats can represent the interests of local citizens and businesses on a matter of this magnitude as well as the local citizens and businesses can represent our own interests.”
If they’re allowed to intervene, KFP wants to argue in support of the existing Federal Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision – against everything River Fields’ has done.
On a related note, the organization has recently picked up support from large organizations. Both the United Auto Workers (Local 862, 10K active & retired members) and the Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters (Local 64, 1K families).
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that one of KFP’s newest members is Don Scheer. Scheer, you may recall, was forced to close The Chick Inn on River Road after River Fields’ sued to close the Harrods Creek Bridge.
Remember when Bob Griffith was on Mandy Connell’s program saying closure of the bridge should have helped the restaurant because cars would be stopped in traffic?
That’s how out-of-touch River Fields is. And it’s nice to see folks from all wings of the political and business world coming together.