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Bob Johnson's atonement



John Brummett has an informative column today about Sen. Bob Johnson's effort to buy sod farm acreage in the Lake Maumelle watershed for future natural use. It would be a worthy curative to his efforts to kill Lake Maumellle watershed regulation a few years back.

Oddly, the process is hindered a little bit by a general desire among all key parties to get the thing done, but in a carefully appraised way. A nonprofit group that will hold the land in trust must be sure that a purchase doesn't create an unfair windfall for the owners, who include Jay DeHaven and everybody's favorite environmentalist, the coal-plant advocating PC&E commissioner and steelmaker Thomas Schueck.

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