Overcoming Opposition

by F. C. Budinger, (M.ASCE), Pres.; Budinger Associates, Spokane, WA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 2, Pg. 36-37

Document Type: Feature article


During a zone change hearing in connection with site selection for a new landfill near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, some honest communication overcame opposition by the residents. Points for engineers to remember when faced with similar opposition: have the facts straight and be technically accurate; do not underestimate the opponents; be honest; communicate, letting the public vent their anger and frustration. Slide shows and other visual aids can help.

Subject Headings: Site investigation | Landfills | Ventilation | Idaho | United States

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