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McCain and Colorado water

During the primaries, John McCain made a tactical slip while campaigning in Colorado, saying that he thought the Colorado River Compact should be renegotiated, A short time later he backed off this position, but the cat was (is) out of the bag.

McCain is from Arizona and Arizona desperately needs more water. The most obvious source of this water is the Colorado River. The Eagle River is tributary to the Colorado River. We in Eagle County don’t need to give up any more of our water to the Colorado East Slope or the lower basin states like Arizona.

As President John McCain would be in a powerful position to influence a reallocation of Colorado River water. This could really hurt us in Eagle County. Think about this when you go to the polls in November.


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