I have never taken the time to post on this listserv before, but this is
simply outrageous. Patrick Lindemann is being sued by the state
Department of Environmental Quality and the people of Delhi Township for
polluting Cedar Lake here in my community, and yet here is Clean Water
Action endorsing his actions. Thanks to his "walking the walk in
protecting our waters" (as this press release so artfully
says), Cedar Lake has gone from being crystal clear to a complete
mess in no time at all. Yet instead of fixing the problem he caused,
he makes our community and the state environmental agency go to
court to try to stop him (and we the people have to pay for that
court battle of course), and now gets rewarded by Clean Water Action in the
Can I ask WHY Clean Water Action is choosing to "endorse" him? My
understanding is Clean Water Action is a statewide organization, yet I don't
see press releases going out endorsing any other drain
commissioner races, or any other office for that matter. Is
there some other motivation here?
If this is the kind of "clean water" that this organization advocates
for, then I, and I would hope anyone that actually cares about our
environment, want nothing to do with them. Absolutely disgraceful.
Does anyone know who is running against Mr. Lindemann? They'll
surely be getting my vote.