Steve Pearce, who is the newly-elected representative to the United States House of Representatives from the District that includes Socorro and Catron Counties, told those in Datil who attended his listening session on December 2nd that we need to participate, to be involved, to be sure that we inform our elected representatives at every level about our concerns.
That admonition certainly applies to those of us opposing the Augustin Plains Ranch LLC attempt to move 54,000 acre feet of water each year from northern Catron County to the Rio Grande 60 miles distant. Mr. Pearce stated that he is opposed to water being moved from one region to another, within the state or out of state. He promised to send materials that show how Lea County has gained some local control over their water resources, and he has followed through on that promise. The more we are involved in this process the more likely it will be that we can bring about change in the way water issues are dealt with.
At any rate, it seems we have an important ally in our water fight. The future of water use in New Mexico must be uppermost in every citizen’s mind for the foreseeable future and at the top of our lawmakers’ agendas. Make your voices heard.
Immediate Post to Follow because we must let our lawmakers where we stand on our Water!!
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