In a move a county commissioner says could cost Box Elder millions of dollars, an Oregon environmental group filed a motion Thursday for an injunction to stop construction on the Ruby Pipeline, saying it is too destructive to endangered fish. An injunction could cost Box Elder County millions of dollars in tax revenues, said Commissioner Jay Hardy. The pipeline will bring in more than $6 million annually in centrally assessed property tax. If the project is delayed for a year or more, the county, school district and other taxing entities will miss out on a significant chunk of money.
Standard-Examiner, August 19, 2010