State orders Bertha tunneling to stop amid safety concerns
SEATTLE -- The news that Governor Inslee has halted the Bertha tunneling project because of severe safety concerns is generating lots of reaction. One Olympia lawmaker is even threatening new anti-tunnel legislation. “This is exactly the kind of reason that everyone thinks the tunnel project is a debacle that should be stopped,” said Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane). “We’re literally going to be wasting billions of dollars on what I think is a vanity project to benefit very few people in downtown Seattle.”