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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 02:19 PM

46. I see fracking interests are supporting the loonies.

The first drought would destroy them. Most of that area's water is snow melt, and in a seccession case, I can easily see the remaining water board deciding to revert their rights and redistribute them. (Yes, that's not in the spirit of the law, and would probably be reversed by the courts... eventually. but a simple water rights case can take 5-7 years, and a complex one -- like this -- would send the lawyers' great-great-great grandchildren to medical school. western water rights, they is complicated.)

If they must rely on their own ground water, even for a couple decades, they would have to choose between fracking and food.

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