Letter: Pact could empty our pocketbooks

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The Aug. 31 story reported "CRC deals detail $86M in mitigation: Pacts with 3 firms void unless bridge project is revived." So the way I see it with the CRC's mitigation with the three upriver companies is that the companies will take the money instead of making their big items that need to go downriver. That means if a bridge is built with its current proposed height, these owners and/or corporations get all the money without doing anything. There could possibly be a loss of umpteen blue-collar jobs, and the taxpayers could have to pay the companies and the workers unemployment. What a country. Unbelievable.

Marty Siegler

Vancouver