BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Ada County will lose the $2 million it invested into the Dynamis Project because the county decided to end the trash-to-gas plant Tuesday morning.
The decision to cut ties was mutual.
The commissioners said they fought to get the money back, but in the end, agreed that accepting the loss and moving on was in the county's best interest.
"There's a certain population that thinks, well you failed because you didn't get the $2 million back," said Jim Tibbs, an Ada County commissioner. "Well, the $2 million is gone. It was spent two years ago. I think the expectation from anybody to say it's the job of the current commission to get that money back is unrealistic."
The commissioners said they fought to get the money back.
"At the end of the day, when you consider the totality of the circumstance, on both sides, that it was really financially better for both sides to separate and go their own separate ways," Tibbs said.
Many Treasure Valley residents said they were happy the deal is no more.
"The air will be cleaner, our electricity prices lower, and federal and state budgets will have more money left in them," one resident said.