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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:31 AM

Proposal calls for revamping key New Mexico water commission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The process for making appointments to a powerful commission charged with protecting, conserving and developing water resources across New Mexico would be overhauled under a measure that some lawmakers will be pushing during the upcoming legislative session.

Efforts to revamp the Interstate Stream Commission have been percolating for years, and the latest attempt comes as a new governor takes office amid a persistent drought and a high-stakes battle with Texas over management of the Rio Grande.

Supporters of the legislation are looking to remove politics from the process in hopes of seating a more diverse and experienced commission in preparation for an uncertain water future.

"The thinking behind this bill was to broaden the makeup of the commission," said Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth of Santa Fe. "You could have different viewpoints for that water policy piece and balance out the appointments so you don't have these potential wild swings in policy depending on the philosophy of the governor."

Read more: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2019/jan/10/proposal-calls-revamping-key-new-mexico-water-commission/760363/

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