What if Dynamis fails?
A look at the troubles facing Dynamis and what happens to Ada County's two million dollars if the waste to energy plant is scuttled. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
A second public meeting was held Wednesday with officials from Dynamis, the company planning a "waste to energy" plant in Ada County.
The Bannock County prosecutor is investigating how the Dynamis deal was set up...
The project has been delayed, and tonight Today's 6 has learned a lawsuit is imminent.
So we wanted to know what happens if the Dynamis plan fails...
And remember, Ada County has already given the company two million dollars to get it done.
Dynamis gave answers to questions from a concerned public this week, but Andrew Shoppe says the frequent claim of protecting propriatary information just wasn't good enough.
Nor was the way the deal with the county was brokered.
And Shoppe, who is a resident of Hidden Springs, is filing a lawsuit.
"I think this is a dirty deal," says Shoppe, "I think it was rushed through and and I don't understand the commisioners and why they did this so quickly, that's what sparks my righteous anger."
The lawsuit for Idaho citizens for safe environment and transparent government will be filed this week or next.
"The hope is to force an independent study of this." He adds.
The lawsuit could potentially delay construction until after the Ada County Commissioner elections.
And if Jim Tibbs and Dave Case, seen sitting together at Tuesdays Dynamis meeting, are elected, it could spell trouble for the project.
"I think the citizens need to be comfortable with what's going on and they haven't recieved the answers they need," says Case.
Case has already called for canceling the contract and Tibbs says he's troubled by a lack of information.
So, what if the project is terminated?
Case says the only collateral he knows of for the two million dollars the county gave Dynamis, is the plans they've been creating.
So, if the plant doesn't go through, we asked Case if the county would be stuck with two million dollar plans it's not going to use. His response: "That would be correct."
Commissioner Sharon Ullman told us, quote, "It is a good, sound project. It's a good investment for the county."
"We are not going to make the opponents of this project happy.