October 21, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Taxes lost on megaloads


In his ruling on the megaloads appeal, Judge B. Lynn Winmill stated, “The court cannot find that RCCI has made a strong showing that it will prevail on appeal.” He added, “Moreover, any likely damages are monetary in nature and not irreparable.”

According to accounts printed in earlier news reports, Resource Conservation Company International stands to lose as much as $5 million if these loads are delayed. The company could also lose another $85 million if it cannot deliver on the contract to Canada. According to the judge, this is not irreparable harm.

I wonder how much tax revenue is generated on $90 million to pay for government employees like Judge Winmill.

Jim Chmelik

Cottonwood, Idaho

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