Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer Critical Of Current FM Diversion Project
James Allen | Apr 23, 2019 AT 5:39 am
Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer is critical of the FM Diversion saying the project is out of control and becoming unaffordable.
In a letter to three North Dakota state representatives, Schafer blasted the current design and said it was done solely so Fargo could expand. He says the project is being steam rolled with no consideration to alternatives, costs or the loss of productive farmland and tax base upstream.
He says the project seems to be moving toward a "black hole" financially.
Schafer recommended that North Dakota Lawmakers spend 100-thousand dollars for a cost reduction study of the diversion.