Don’t Let the Legislature be Fooled
by Dam Builders
The legislature is negotiating what kind of water bond to
put on the November ballot. Some legislators are demanding that they won’t
provide the votes for a bill placing a bond on the ballot unless it contains
billions of dollars for storage and is continuously appropriated.
Storage, for those people, is a euphemism for dams. They know they can’t justify those dams and
raise the money needed for those dams unless they get public funding. The dams
are tremendously expensive and won’t provide new water. But they will destroy
By continuously appropriating the storage money, there would
be no legislative oversight about how that money would be spent in the future.
It is unfathomable, but true, that some legislators want less accountability
because they know that accountability will stop money from being spent on
expensive, ineffective storage projects.
Please call your legislators and urge them not to forfeit
their oversight of bond funding. Don’t worry if you receive a voice machine;
just leave a message.