Amending an AWSA water use proposal was GSFWC meeting surpise

Feb 20, 2013 Full story: The Grant County Beat

While Charles "Tink" Jackson, manager of the Deming Office of the State Engineer prepared for his somewhat surprising presentation, members of the Gila/San Francisco Water Commission heard from ISC Deputy Director Craig Roepke about the Input Committee, which serves to give input into the ISC review process of submitted projects to use Arizona ... (more)

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Carlsbad Resident

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Hmmmm
gray matter

Silver City, NM

#2 Feb 21, 2013
I cannot understand this article, I need someone to rewrite it in a clear manner. It issue seems to me to be very important and should be understandable by all of us.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#3 Feb 21, 2013
gray matter wrote:
I cannot understand this article, I need someone to rewrite it in a clear manner. It issue seems to me to be very important and should be understandable by all of us.
Typical complicated language smoke and mirrors this is extremely important, when something of importance they will say a lot but say nothing.
Give it Back

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Feb 26, 2013
This project was hijacked eight years ago by a combined effort of Bill Richardson, the Gila Conservation Coalition, the Center for Biological diversity, and other "Environmental groups". Their purpose was to stonewall the process so that Bill could claim victory in the Gila. The AWSA was intended to give water back to its original users in western New Mexico. That water was taken from them when Phoenix lost water to California, and Arizona lawyers, with much deeper pockets and available resources, won a supreme court decision to rape New Mexico and its citizens by taking Gila water away. Now environmental groups, funded by liberal gov't and New Mexico Dems, are trying to stall an almost ten year process to force the water to stay in the river for its aesthetic value and bird sanctuaries , as well as riparian development. It has been an uphill battle to get any decision, as everyone wants the money and water, and no one can agree on a project. What compounds the situation is that the environmental groups are fighting water users and the State Engineer's Office with tax payer money.

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