U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent lamest of lame responses to Terry Harris of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance re: the 4400 signatures collected to save the Dike Road trees: "This is in response to your letter dated Nov 28, which expressed concerns about the planned removal of trees located on the Federally-authorized levee in the city of Coeur d’Alene. I apologize for the delay in responding. I appreciate the importance of this issue to the city and to the members of your organization. In fact, it is a matter of intense interest to many communities and groups across the nation. Because of pending litigation on this issue, I cannot comment further at this time. However, thank you for your letter and for your interest in the Army Civil Works Program." More here.