Lynn Moorer is an Environmental Attorney in Lincoln, and her star has risen in the last several days as KLIN’s newsroom ran stories with quotes from her on Monday morning regarding the timing of EPA studies of the proposed Haymarket location, in which she’s raised some serious flags about the site, its safety and costs of cleanup. The LJS picked up the story today, and now, Lynn is arguably one of the faces of the anti-arena movement along with Jane Kinsey.
While I think the environmental remediation question is certainly that needs to be adequately addressed by the city before it moves on with the plan, I wish the LJS would have taken the time to pursue a more thorough explanation from Lynn as to why she doesn’t put faith in the studies already done by a local contractor with extensive experience in this field.
We’ll see how much headway the anti-arena forces (oops, the are-nos) make on this issue. It may depend on how persuasive Ms. Moorer will be on this issue. I hadn’t heard much about Ms. Moorer so I did some research, and found out that she’s been part of the Nebraska bar since 1999, but was reprimanded by the Nebraska Supreme Court back in 2004 for resisting police efforts to escort her out of her employers’ premises after she was fired. It’ll be interesting to see whether this affects her credibility as a quasi-spokesperson for the group.