Tag Archives: water issues

New Mexico official: Texans are ‘stealing’ water and selling it back for fracking

The difference in ownership of land in the two states contributes to the divergent water policies. In Texas, more than 90 percent of the land is privately owned. In New Mexico, by contrast, only 43 percent is owned by individuals, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Water | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Rise of Water Optimism

Two new books offer hope for our aquatic future. At least we get some good news once in a while. But, leave no doubt in anybody’s mind, the “proper” use of cattle can “save the world and all the little … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Water Issues | Tagged | Leave a comment

El Paso Water to buy ranch for $50 million

 This would be the latest and most expensive West Texas land acquisition by the PSB as part of its long-range plan to eventually pump water from so-called water ranches from Hudspeth, Culberson and Jeff Davis counties to quench this area’s future … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Blame it on the rain, not the beef industry

Photo: By Reynold Bergen via Canadian Cattlemen   This summer has seen unusual rainfall patterns, low river levels and drought in large parts of Western Canada and the Western States. Some people blame water shortages on the beef industry and … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water Act, Water, Water Issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment

WOTUS Ruling Creates Confusion

“What do you do if you are a landowner in those 37 states who seeks to use your land in ways you always have, and now you have the EPA saying it has jurisdiction over your water—over dry creek bed … Continue reading

Posted in Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ignoring the water problem is no longer an option

The water crisis is about much more than water. Last of a three-part series. Due mainly to government intervention that does not allow the allocation of scarce resources among insatiable desires to work through free market pricing, water has been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Will water become the defining issue of our time?

It’s easy to slip into the negative mindset that the issue is too big and too complex to be solvable. But, the water issue is neither too big nor too complex to be solvable. The problem is that, thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

EPA flooded with lawsuits over controversial water rule

 New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s president, Jose Varela Lopez, said what many ranchers feel. He told The Daily Caller, “My family has been on our land for 14 generations, each leaving it better for the next. Water is the source … Continue reading

Posted in Radical Environmentalism, Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

EPA tells Arizona: Not a drop is yours!

From Arizona but important for all of us. Incidentally, I am associated with the Cattlemen’s Associations in AZ, NM and TX. As a general observation, Arizona is a great deal more aggressive about such matters than the other two. You … Continue reading

Posted in Radical Environmentalism, Uncategorized, Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama administration forces ‘EPA’s unprecedented land grab’ on Americans

“The proposed rule provides none of the clarity and certainty it promises. Instead, it creates confusion and risk by providing the agencies with almost unlimited authority to regulate, at their discretion, any low spot where rainwater collects, including common farm … Continue reading

Posted in Water, Water Issues | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment