Battle over PDS water adequacy certificate not over

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BISBEE — Though Administrative Law Judge Thomas Shedden determined that the Arizona Department of Water Resources followed the law in granting the certificate of water adequacy for the next 100 years to Pueblo Del Sol Water Company, the fight to stop the withdrawal of more than 4,800-acre feet of water a year from the aquifer is not over. 

Appellants Dr. Robin Silver and Tricia Gerrodette plan to take the matter to the Superior Court once ADWR Director Sandra A. Fabritz-Whitney adopts, modifies or rejects the judge’s decision.  

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CitizenForCommo... on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 9:03pm

We need to get Ron Macomber back to Sierra Vista, so he can tell Sierra
Vistans how Castle and Cooke turned Lanai, Hawaii from pinapple farms to a
resort for the super rich. I wish we had someone like him here. Gerrodette
and Silver seem the lone wolves in the midst of a desert of dummies. No one
here seems to care a wit whether this godawful company sucks up even more
water from an aquifer from which their past developments have already
depleted far too much. The only tribute to Sierra Vista this development will
bring is to bring it to its knees in tribute to the California development
gods of Castle and Cooke. If they are allowed to build this disaster, then so
many teenagers’ disdainful references to Sierra Vista as “Sorry Vista” will
finally come true. Get with it, Sierra Vista. Stop Castle and Cooke for good!
They are ruining your town!

Rancher on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 10:12am

I believe in free enterprise, if we run out of water in 50 years, people will move somewhere else, the San Pedro will repair itself, and this valley will look like it did in the 1800’s.

What is the problem?  Some toad that only lives in the rancher’s stock pond?  What if there had been no rancher to build that stock pond (they are really called tanks).


Sumtingwong on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 2:00pm

Citzen, Your part of the problem too. You are taking up space on this earth,
and using the natural resources. You can solve that problem.

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