A while back, I posted a comparison proffered by County Judge Buddy Villines that he said demonstrated the superiority of a proposed  county land use ordinance for protecting Lake Maumelle’s watershed over an agreed land management plan worked out by the water utility, residents and developers.

Now comes one of the city’s most knowledgeable and dedicated environmentalists, Barry Haas, with an analysis of why Villines’ comparison is short on science and long on loopholes for developers. Read on. Some of this is technical, but suffice it to say that, given a choice of opinions, I’ll go with Haas’.