Author Topic: The Erie Canal is not a DAM, she says.  (Read 67 times)

Doug K

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This Facebook group still can't seem to figure out that they aren't "stakeholders", they are simply "Park Guests"... and that's why their "opinion" is being heard, but not acted upon. They can't be "real stakeholders" if they don't believe the actual OWNERS of the Canal System, who have stated clearly that the Public is in Danger from the canal. Real stakeholders would be concerned about loss of human life, any possible loss of human life, and loss of property.

This is a group of Canal Tourists, who are trying to convince themselves they are stakeholders because they walk on the property...nothing more.





Stakeholders are those folks who might be Canal Neighbors losing their homes as the Embankment breaches behind their property.

Stakeholders are those who might live 3 miles away from the canal, in a flood inundation zone, and come home to find their property 6 feet underwater

Stakeholders are those who would have to somehow settle the millions of dollars of public lawsuits from an Embankment breach in NY State

Stakeholders are those people who actually would have a physical loss if something catastrophic were to happen along the Erie Canal

If there was a breach along the canal Embankment and it was closed for repair, Ms Agte, and many of her followers, would simply whine about their "discomfort " on Facebook and go somewhere else to walk that day... or sit there staring at something they refused to accept could happen, even though they were warned by the owners

All this while "real stakeholders" would be picking up the pieces of their lives from an Earthen Embankment Breach a Facebook group claimed will "never happen here".



Just an FYI: Pure Denial, of any issue, can only go so far, when all of the data, all the experts, and overwhelming truth & facts are aligned against the denial of that issue.
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