matty http://michiganradio.org en Will Matty Moroun be allowed to build 2nd bridge? http://michiganradio.org/post/will-matty-moroun-be-allowed-build-2nd-bridge <p>I heard something startling last weekend from a woman with whom I used to work. “So Matty Moroun is going to build a second bridge after all!” she said.<br /><br />To which I said a very profound&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“huh?”&nbsp;</span></p><p>Oh yes, she said. She had read it in the newspaper. She said the Canadians had given him the go-ahead to build a second span, next to his Ambassador Bridge.</p><p>That didn’t make any sense to me, since I have talked to Canadian officials and diplomats about this for years. Suddenly, I realized what she was talking about.</p><p>There was a story in the<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140213/BUSINESS06/302130121/Ambassador-Bridge-Moroun" target="_blank"> papers </a>on Valentine’s Day saying that Moroun’s Detroit International Bridge Company had gotten environmental clearance from Canada for a new span.</p><p>Actually, it quoted officials of the bridge company as saying this. However, there were two problems with most versions of that story.</p><p>The minor problem is that what Moroun claimed – a claim reflected in the headlines – wasn’t quite true.</p><p>The Windsor Port Authority and Transport Canada did indeed issue a decision saying that a replacement for the Ambassador Bridge was unlikely to do serious damage to the environment. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:02:30 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 16486 at http://michiganradio.org Will Matty Moroun be allowed to build 2nd bridge?