Environment
4:56 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

LBL Maintenace Protest Outcome Up to US Attorney General's Office

The U.S. Attorney General's office will soon decide whether to uphold a protest aimed at stalling a Land Between the Lakes maintenance contract won by a South Carolina-based company.

The U.S. Forest Service awarded EnviroSmart the contract in late August, over local company Swift & Staley, which has managed road, trail and facility maintenance along with environmental services for the last three and a half years.

Swift & Staley continues these operations, despite their contract expiring Sept. 30.

The attorney general's 90-day window to decide on the contract ends in late November.

Local union workers say that EnviroSmart is not qualified to handle operations at LBL, and that their projected budget is too low for the 170,000 acre park.