Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bass Pro Cancels plans for Green Bay Store-News-Leader.com

Due to concerns about the possible damage to wetlands, won t Bass Pro shops to pursue an archive, Wisconsin near the stadium where to play the Green Bay Packers, a spokesman for the company said late today.

Bass Pro spokesman Larry Whiteley, said the company had exploratory conversations with a developer who wanted to bring a Bass Pro as an anchor tenant for the project near Lambeau field.

We without commitments and have not signed a letter of intent, Whiteley said.

We were aware of any problem of wetlands and have not and will not be in favor of doing nothing to harm wetlands, wherever they may be.

Asked directly if Bass Pro has dropped its interest in the project of the Wisconsin, Whitely said that's correct.

A Wisconsin State legislature, which on Wednesday asked the officials to contact Bass Pro and other lawmakers on the issue of wetlands, said he got a call Thursday from Bass Pro President and CEO John Hagale.

I do not believe (Pro Bass) are part of this agreement at this time, said Wisconsin Rep. Brett Hulsey

The project would have filled a 1,6 hectares of wetland 7 acres West of the stadium.

The earth filled was used for parking, but the developer would have restored a further 4 hectares of wetlands in the same area and also remove invasive plant species, according to the Wisconsin Department of natural resources.

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