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Re: “Disturbing the peace

Please read "The Future is Drying Up" in today's (Oct. 21) N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE. Joe Gertner writes of the worsening water crisis in the western U.S., "a lesser Colorado River would almost certainly lead to a considerable amount of economic havoc, as the future water supplies for the West's industries, agriculture and growing municipalities are threatened. As one prominent Western water official described the future to me, if some of the Southwest's largest reservoirs empty out, the region would experience an apocalypse, 'an Armageddon.'" Now go back and read "Is the Fight for San Luis Valley Water Finally Over?" This article appeared in the March 2002 issue of LA JICARITA NEWS of northern New Mexico. Wrote Kay Matthews, "In several previous articles LA JICARITA also discussed whether purchase of the (Baca) ranch by the federal government will indeed secure the water rights from transfer.. Ownership of the ranch is complicated. A corporation called Cabeza de Vaca bought the ranch from AWDI.. Apparently it is AWDI and another investor, Peter Hornick, who are involved in the current litigation. AWDI claims it retained its rights to a percentage of royalties from the sale of water on the ranch.. Ed Quillen, publisher of the Salida-based COLORADO CENTRAL magazine, believes that there will continue to be pressure to use the water to meet federal needs, such as the growing population needs of downstream urban areas." In the March 2000 issue of COLORADO CENTRAL we read, "In its February edition, the CRESTONE EAGLE quotes Crestone resident Louis Jarvis, who said he has done extensive research in Texas on Enron. He fears that Enron will try to buy the Baca." One year later, Enron's CEO "Kenny Boy" Lay was a key member of Vice President Cheney's energy task force. No doubt it was this group that put together a strategy to partner Lexam Explorations of Toronto with ConocoPhillips of Houston to engineer the coming apocalyptic water-grab in the San Luis Valley, a scheme to pump dry the aquifer. Just consider that twenty years ago AWDI's hydrologists calculated the value of the aquifer's more than 2 billion acre-feet at $14 trillion. Also keep in mind that the chief lawyer for ConocoPhilips is the former Secretary of State (and Treasury), James Baker III. Cozy, no? Conspiracy is derived from Latin and simply means "to breathe together." Anyone who believes that the American ruling class doesn't breathe together is foolish indeed. Welcome to the 2008 elections and the countdown to winter solstice, 2012. Advent of the new heaven and the new earth?

Posted by Sacred Valley on 10/21/2007 at 1:52 PM

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