Western Officials Praise WOTUS Rule Revision For Alleviating Burdens On Farmers

Western Officials Praise WOTUS Rule Revision For Alleviating Burdens On Farmers

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — The Trump administration moved to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” or WOTUS rule under the Clean Water Act that Western elected officials hailed as fairer for farmers, ranchers and...
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Land and Water Right advocates introduce the ‘PEOPLE’s COMPACT’ in Ronan, Montana

Land and Water Right advocates introduce the ‘PEOPLE’s COMPACT’ in Ronan, Montana

(The above video was recorded at a public Meeting in Ronan, Montana, where the People’s approach to the Reserved Water Rights Compact was introduced!) The People of Montana need to get the word out on some exciting news. A completely...
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Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms ‘coalition of the willing’

Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms ‘coalition of the willing’

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Basin next month to continue water talks, but that he...
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Water Users Fight Back in Klamath Project Shut-Off Litigation

Water Users Fight Back in Klamath Project Shut-Off Litigation

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) yesterday filed its objections to the Klamath Tribes’ request for a court order that would immediately shut off Klamath Project irrigation water in order to mai...
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The Truth About Nampa’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Truth About Nampa’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

Nampa citizens recently passed a bond that will pay for upgrades to its wastewater system. The bond authorizes funding up to $165 million dollars with an average sewer rate increase of 16.75% each year over the next 7 years, with...
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Our Power and Water Are Up for Grabs

Our Power and Water Are Up for Grabs

Avista utility is in the process of seeking approval of its sale to a Canadian government-owned company, Hydro One. This purchase or merger is fraught with potential problems which could and will cost ratepayers throughout the Pacific Northwest astronomical su...
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Stealing (Federalizing) Montana and other State Waters

Stealing (Federalizing) Montana and other State Waters

Here is an enormous threat to the farm and cattle community coming to Western States. I recently identified ten major legal flaws of a proposed Tribal Water Compact, and identified them as the principle beliefs of Montana Senator Jon Tester....
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Idaho and Western Water Wars

Idaho and Western Water Wars

It’s all about who will control the water and subsequently the land. After over one hundred years of settling the west, the water wars of yesteryear are once again alive and well. What has changed is who and how the...
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North Idaho Water Rights Discussion Draws Large Crowd

North Idaho Water Rights Discussion Draws Large Crowd

Mention water here in North Idaho and people get passionate; mention water rights and folks get downright serious. Such was the case earlier today when a large group of citizens, special interests’ groups, agencies and businesses owners met in Sandpoint...
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Property Owners Win Summary Judgment Battle in North Idaho ‘Water War’

Property Owners Win Summary Judgment Battle in North Idaho ‘Water War’

This is a significant victory for property rights in Idaho! State District Court Judge Eric J. Wildman, presiding in the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication (CSRBA), has ruled on motions for summary judgment regarding tribal water right claims...
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Tribes Issue Water Claim, Ranchers Fear the Worst

Tribes Issue Water Claim, Ranchers Fear the Worst

— Published with Permission from Herald and News — In April 2014, ranchers and the Tribes signed the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. The ranchers agreed to retire 18,000 acres of land or 30,000 acre feet of water and do riparian...
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Washington State… ‘Their water and/or Idaho’s?’

Washington State… ‘Their water and/or Idaho’s?’

Bob Bingham is the founder of Idaho’s largest property rights group, North West Property Owners Alliance (NWPOA) and recently became a newly elected Kootenai County Commissioner. Bob has a reputation for getting citizens aware and involved. NWPOA is a vi...
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