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Report: Some in Congress have questioned Panther Island project

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A report from NBC5 indicates that some in Congress see the Panther Island project as “an example of government waste.”

In a Nov 8 report, NBC5 says that a congressman from Oregon said the project would build an “$810 million lavish waterfront development in Fort Worth, Texas.”

There have also been concerns raised about the fact that the project did not undergo a cost analysis from the Army Corps of Engineers.

For more on the NBC5 report, click here.

Questions about the project have been raised in recent weeks since the plan has not been included in the latest federal budget. However, members of the Tarrant Regional Water District have said they are confident the project will receive funding.

The Trinity River Vision Authority agreed on Wednesday to move quickly on a review of the possibly endangered Panther Island project to determine the best path forward.

The TRVA follows the lead of the Tarrant Regional Water District in supporting a review of the complex $1.1 billion project. Mayor Betsy Price was the first to recommend the review and individual City Council members have expressed support for a re-examination, although the council has yet to take a formal vote.

Tarrant County, also a partner in the project, hasn’t yet taken up the matter.

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