Water rights adjudication solution un...

Water rights adjudication solution unclear

There are 2 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Water rights adjudication solution unclear. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Water experts and some lawmakers on Tuesday acknowledged a conflict between state water law and a decades-old provision in the Constitution, but seemed to leave up in the air how best to address it.

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#1 Aug 6, 2008
Now are you starting to see the results of the over-development in NM? That's what this is all about! They're trying to reduce water for all, including take away water rights, to accomodate pending developments! What are you going to do when the water that has been allocated is no longer enough? This is the DESERT, we should stop any further development and guard what precious water we have now. Over 80% is used for agriculture, are we going to lessen their water, too? If so, what's going to happen to our local ag industry? Yes, it's important to conserve, but you're asking us to turn our lives upside down, because of new development that can't be supported with the water we have! If development would have been under control from the beginning we wouldn't be in this mess! But, it's not too late, STOP ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT!

United States

#2 Aug 9, 2008
Candice, you hit the nail on the head.

No development should be permitted anywhere that doesn't have the water rights and infrastructure to support it. People need to get smart about water law and their property rights.

Politicians and real estate developers are joined at the hip throught campaign financing.(If you don't believe this, tell me why Jason Daskalos is still not in jail.) The aristocracy always want the people to abide by the law so they won't have to. Unless a politician is certain he will not get re-elected by siding with development, he won't even listen to your concerns.

Conservation is actually the efficient use of resources--not the non-use. If they're so hot to reduce the use of water in my area, they can move. I hear New Jersey is pretty moist.

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