Before I begin this diary, I want to ask a question in all seriousness: why is this diary even necessary? Is adding 161 jobs, probably half of which will be filled by technicians moving here from another state, worth the destruction of 1,000 acres of precious wetlands, adding a carbon footprint so big you could count the toes from space, and scattering methyl mercury around like a kid adding sugar to his cornflakes? Of course it isn't worth it. But we're not talking about common sense here, are we? We're talking about politics, and the irrational behavior of those who engage in it.
Some of you may be aware that Senator Julia Boseman sponsored SB699, a bill to: