Jeff Broberg is at it again!

October 22nd, 2011


Jeff Broberg, of McGhie & Betts, is at it again, trying so hard to out do his past antics!

Thanks to Darrel Gerber and Sally Jo Sorensen for this – it is SO Broberg, who said, speaking at a meeting in Winona County:

Broberg’s time at the podium eventually caused contention, and after he was challenged to stick to the recommended two-minute time limit, he responded:

“As the applicant’s representative, I have a higher level of rights on these issues,” Broberg said.

The crowd booed.

Sounds about right, classic Broberg and perfect response.

From the Winona Daily News:

Jeff Broberg spoke on behalf of landowner David Nisbit, one of three residents who owns land where mines have been proposed. Broberg, who represented Rochester-based development company McGhie & Betts, spoke for about 40 minutes about both the site he represents, as well as the increasing demand for mining the region’s silica sand favored in hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) operations, where pressurized sand, water and chemicals are shot into the earth to release natural gas and oil deposits.

“We mine sand safely now all throughout southeastern Minnesota in a variety of purposes, and there should be no fear of the consequences of this,” said Broberg, a former county planning commission member.

“I think that this is not a big deal, and clearly inappropriate and untimely and prejudicial to consider forgetting about this application for a year.”

Just how many silica sand mines are operating in Winona County?  Probably it’s like Goodhue County, ZERO.
Remember Krass and Broberg’s “Exhibit 89” for Oronoco Township:

Oronoco Twp’s Exhibit 89

Then he tries to say “OH, NOOOOO, that wasn’t really a route we proposed, we didn’t mean that…”

CapX Hampton-LaCrosse line in the news

And worse, then he says to the Rochester Post-Bulletin, published Saturday Sept. 24:
Still, Broberg expresses guarded optimism for Oronoco Township’s chances for success — chances bolstered, he says by a bugus route alternative he introduced as a gambit at the most recent project hearing, held before an administrative law judge.

“We didn’t do that for a minute thinking that was a viable option — we knew it wasn’t,” he said. “We needed to have decision-makers really focus on Oronoco Township and really spend m0re time looking at the maps, so we were confident that the judge understood what our issues were.  There wasn’t another subject we spent 45 minutes on in that meeting.”
There he goes again… how dare he.  Judging by the language, tone and style of the Oronoco “Reply” Brief, I’m thinking he wrote a lot of it, and it was so bad, really, Xcel wrote a letter to the judge in awe of its bullshit, read it here:
… and once more with feeling, as I asked at the Rochester forum, “and you didn’t get FIRED?”