International water interests are using the Farm Bureau as their cover with state legislators. The proposed legislation in the House has basically excused agricultural operations from permitting and yet the Farm Bureau is carrying the water for those seeking to manipulate and export our cherished streams, rivers and groundwater. In the floor debate yesterday, private water interests stepped aside and let the Farm Bureau do their bidding outside the House chamber. Unfortunately, lawmakers are being duped by their arguments ... or, perhaps, their checks.
Fortunately, we still have an opportunity to make certain the House gets it right. Four bills were voted out yesterday and the three remaining bills will expected to be taken up next week.
Now is the time to contact lawmaker offices insisting they fight for our water and challenge the corporate interests desiring to seize control of our water. House members have to support the remaining three bills pending before the House.
Thursday, May 22, 2008