Sunday, November 18, 2007

There's Gold in Them Thar Posts-But Not Water

For the past two days, I've been going back into the archives of this blog to build a cross reference of labels. That is sufficiently time consuming that I haven't had the time to go looking for new items to write about Udall.

I didn't have to look far, as the archives in this blog are a gold mine. In one post, I found a quote by Mark Udall berating an executive branch official for not spending money fast enough. He was also working hard to give Colorado River water rights to New Mexico, where his cousin just happens to be running for Senate.

No one is certain that there are water rights available to meet this new commitment. Water rights, unlike money, can't be printed and issued at just any congressional or executive whim. A visit to Lake Powell would reveal a water level 120 feet below its full "bathtub ring," down 20 feet from last year.

Phil Doe, chair of Citizens Progressive Alliance in Littleton, Colorado writes:

Never once did Mark Udall, the man who would be the next Democratic senator from Colorado, ask questions concerning the baffling hydrologic study; never once did he elicit concern over the adverse impact this settlement would have on Colorado's legitimate rights to water in the Colorado River under the interstate compact;

Since Mark Udall has more loyalty to New Mexico when it comes to water rights than he has to Colorado, perhaps he will consider moving there when he loses his Senate bid. Most voters in Colorado understand that water is a scarce resource in the west, and is not to be simply given away.

As my grandson says, Mark Udall has some "splainin" to do.
75 more posts to cross reference.

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