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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 01:44 PM

 

Navajo and Hopi water rights vs. Big Mining. Guess which side Kyl and McCain are on?

If you said "Big Mining", give yourself a pat on the back (and those two a swift kick in the rear).

http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/senate-bill-2109-seeks-to-extinguish-navajo-and-hopi-water-rights.html

Senators Jon Kyl, Arizona - R, and John McCain, Arizona - R, will be in Tuba City on Thursday, April 5, 2012, to persuade Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribal leaders to give up their peoples' aboriginal and Treaty-guaranteed priority Water Rights by accepting a "Settlement Agreement" written to benefit some of the West's most powerful mining and energy corporations....

Senate Bill 2109 45; the "Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012" was introduced by Kyl and McCain on February 14, 2012, and is on a fast track to give Arizona corporations and water interests a "100 th birthday present" that will close the door forever on Navajo and Hopi food and water sovereignty, security and self-reliance.

S.2109 asks the Navajo and Hopi peoples to waive their priority Water Rights to the surface waters of the Little Colorado River "from time immemorial and thereafter, forever" in return for the shallow promise of uncertain federal appropriations to supply minimal amounts of drinking water to a handful of reservation communities.

The Bill - and the "Settlement Agreement" it ratifies - do not quantify Navajo and Hopi water rights - the foundation of all other southwestern Indian Water Rights settlements to date - thereby denying the Tribes the economic market value of their water rights, and forcing them into perpetual dependence on uncertain federal funding for any water projects.


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Reply Navajo and Hopi water rights vs. Big Mining. Guess which side Kyl and McCain are on? (Original post)
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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. Water Right Fights are beginning in Oklahoma too.

Arguments over who gets the right to sell the water to Texas mainly.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. The natives of course

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 02:44 PM

3. Coming to a city near you.


Arizona is loosing water rights from the big Colorado river due to a new settlement with California and Mexico. This is nothing more than a method to keep the 1% in water in and around Phoenix. Salt River Project(realtors boondogal of Phoenix)must be running out of water.

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