Things started heating up Tuesday over a proposed $75 million garbage-fueled power plant at the Ada County landfill.
Heres a recap of Tuesdays developments.
Citizens delivered petitions signed by 181 people to Ada County calling for a public hearing on the Dynamis project. This is allowable under state law if "20 affected persons petition for a hearing." The county has said it does not need to hold a public hearing on the project.
Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower and Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney announced they have appointed a retired FBI investigator to look into allegations of criminal misconduct surrounding the Dynamis/Ada County contract. The investigation will take about two months.
Commissioner David Case gave the Statesman a public record the county refused to provide in which a county engineer tells his boss Dynamis complex and experimental project needs to be independently reviewed by an outside engineer to assure that the safety, health and welfare of the public is not jeopardized by this project.
Commissioner Case said of his fellow commissioners: I cannot idly sit by and see all this stuff going on behind closed doors. It makes me an accessory and I will not be an accessory to their dealings.
When a citizen stood up and asked questions during a commission meeting Tuesday to make additional changes to the Dynamis contract, Commission Chairman Rick Yzaguirre told the person he was out of order and I am not listening to your testimony.
Read more in Wednesday's Idaho Statesman.