Skip to comments.The Feds Are Coming for Our Water
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:41:41 AM PDT by inkling
The City of Tombstone, Arizona is no longer the only one fighting the federal government for water rights. The latest move by the Federal Bureau of Land Management appears to herald a bigger and much more comprehensive effort to seize water and access rights on federal lands throughout the western states.
Just last week, the Bureau of Land Management declared to the Arizona Department of Water Resources that the federal government holds senior water rights across much of Arizonas San Pedro River riparian watershed. The BLMs objection to the Designation of Adequate Water Supply issued by ADWR to Sierra Vistas Pueblo del Sol Water Company stakes the claim that water sources in the area cannot be used without the federal governments permission. This new federal policy not only defies decades of deference to and accommodation of state sovereignty over water law, but it throws a noose around Arizonas neck, for which water is life.
The growing federal stranglehold over water rights in Arizona is a direct assault on state autonomy. There is perhaps no better way for the federal government to quell restive western states, like Arizona, that dare to resist federal immigration, healthcare, and unionization policies.
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In the western states, the one with the water has control.
Looks like the Chicago thugs in office are trying to extend the federal power base and take revenge on Arizona all in one swoop. UN agenda 21 looks to enforced here.
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown!”
Taking bets on which will be the first State to have an armed confrontation with Federal authorities. Arizona, Texas, Alabama..?
How unexpected. The Feds want people moving from areas that tend to reinforce attitudes of self-reliance, and back to the rat-warrens of dependency we call cities. . . .
Gotta get that well dug on the sly I guess.
Also, probably should put in a cistern or two to capture rain water off your roof.
Seriously, folks, Colorado made it ILLEGAL to capture rainwater for later usage.
Well, this is one case where eminent domain would be appropriate. If the fed thinks it owns the state’s water supply, then the state should just tell the feds that it is claiming that back under eminent domain, since it is for the public good. Let the Kehoe decision come back and bite them for a change.
Sell the BLM land and pay down the national debt.
Lay off the bureaucrats.
Bulldoze Berkeley and Cambridge to put in a nature preserve.
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