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- View SourceSomething we're learning about here is how that the engineering firms that
build highways also do the engineering for flood control.
Since the pavement they lay increases rainwater runoff, they are in effect,
making money by creating problems and then fixing them. Both projects often
require the destruction of homes.
This is one more reason why there needs to be a paving moratorium.
- View SourceOn Thu, 15 Jul 2004, kenavidor wrote:
> Something we're learning about here is how that the engineering firms thatAh-hah. Somehow, this has escaped me for "all these years." *Of
> build highways also do the engineering for flood control.
course* these folks are getting paid for "solving" problems they help
to create. Capitalism at its finest.
> This is one more reason why there needs to be a paving moratorium.Yes, and there are many others. OTOH, for those situations which
reasonably require paving, let's keep in mind an important alternative
-- permeable surfacing materials:
Also, the options are multiplied when the pavement in question is
designed for comparatively lightweight, low-speed traffic, as in
carfree cities and districts.
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