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Sunday, June 10, 2012

FARMERS PLEAD TO USE THEIR OWN WELLS #tcot

By Jack Minor  WND EXCLUSIVE

GREELEY, Colo. – Lawmakers in Colorado say they want a study of groundwater issues in the northeastern part of the state where farmers have been banned from pumping from their wells for several years.

 

But farmers and local officials there say this historic drought is an emergency and the governor should use his executive authority to bypass the judiciary.

WND previously reported how farmers in Weld County are facing the possibility of losing their crops because the courts have refused them permission to use water right under their feet, groundwater that is rising and actually seeping into basements.drought

Now an estimated 200 farmers have met in a show of solidarity, signing a statement to the government that if they are not allowed to turn on their wells and irrigate their crops they will not be able to pay taxes next year.

This year’s snowpack is only 2 percent of average, tying a record low set during another historic drought in 2002.

Read the rest in WND...

 

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