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An Indoor Rain Forest On The Prairie?

Kevin Aylward

March 9, 2006

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If you build it, will anyone come?

A piece in todays Opinion Journal, The Incredible Shrinking Rain Forest by Michael Judge [and also here], shows how wrong things can go when the over-sized egos of multi-millionaire environmentalist and congressional earmarks collide.

Be sure to check out Nicholas Johnson's clearinghouse site and Iowa Pork Forest, both of which deal with Des Moines millionaire Ted Townsend's monumentally stupid Iowa Environmental Project, better known as the "Coralville Rain Forest."

It takes a lot on the folly scale to impress me, but in this case Senator Charles Grassley's has left me speechless...

By: Kevin Aylward

Published: March 9, 2006 04:49 PM