While not naming names, Durel referred to his disappointment in "organizations and institutions that should be standing up and hollering for this project," but are not.
The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have made middle-of-the-road position statements on the project, while avoiding endorsement of the plan.
"When relationships stand in the way of doing the right thing for the community, that's good ol' boy politics and I don't accept that," Durel said.
Durel told the crowd, who he described as the "movers and shakers," to "come out strong. Stand up for this project."