by David Hogberg
Public Interest Institute
July 01, 2004
The Iowa Environmental/Education Project is a scheme to construct an eighteen-story indoor rainforest in the Iowa City-Coralville area. Now that $50 million of federal taxpayers’ dollars have been committed to the project, thanks to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, one would hope that the money was being put into a sound investment. One would hope, but unfortunately the Iowa Pork Forest is a waste of taxpayer money. It will not produce anywhere near the economic benefits that its supporters claim and will likely go bankrupt. Unfortunately, it will probably receive even more taxpayer dollars before it does.

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