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Water projects in stimulus bill

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many water parks are they building? :)
     
  2. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:5:./temp/~bdqXK1::|/bss/111search.html|

    Not sure this is in the bill but a CA project in Santa Anna. might be fun!? (with me you know:)) to discuss and debate.

    4 major water projects for CA alone on the front page of my search!!!!? I'm starting to develop another slow burn.

    Anyway this is interesting.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:16:./temp/~bdZG6a::|/bss/111search.html|

    H.R.135
    Title: To establish the Twenty-First Century Water Commission to study and develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy to address future water needs.
     
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    Any money for Lyndon LaRouche's idea to pipe in water from Alaska? :)
     
  4. Haven't found it as of now. Anyway here is the search. I went to the site and typed in water for my search. Is Salazar a good guy Dana? seems to be playing both sides.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/

    Udall and salazar seem to have a tag team set up. Stair step water projects with reclamation projects. You sponsor my bill I'll sponsor yours and we both look good and bad.
     
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  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

  6. Glanced at quickly. interesting. i'll go over that comprehensively later. Heading out. I'll send a text tomorrow when I get wrapped up Dana. My cell at my sister's is hit and miss.
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Salazar has been a pretty good guy. Yes he plays both sides, but that's not a bad thing. You have to give a little to get a little. He has been big on getting large scale conservation/nature issues and plans going. Even before he was senator. He was actually pretty well liked, even though he barely beat out Pete Coors.

    From Wikipedia
    In 1986, Salazar became chief legal counsel to then Governor Roy Romer; in 1990, Romer appointed him to his Cabinet as Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In this position, he authored the Great Outdoors Colorado Amendment, which created a massive land conservation program of which he became chairman. Salazar also created the Youth in Natural Resources program to provide for environmental education in public schools. In his cabinet role, he established reforms that forced mining and petroleum operations to better protect teBio">"Biography of Senator Ken Salazar". U.S. Senator Ken Salazar. United States Senate. http://salazar.senate.gov/bio/index.html. </ref>
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    There is a bigger decision coming later in the week about the whole SCS issue. Basically, Colorado Springs has rights to water from Pueblo reservoir, and utility dept wants to spend $1 billion dollars to get it here. Primarily to a reservoir they will build in the far NW part of the city, around the Banning Lewis Ranch area that has been plagued with issues for decades. And of course now construction is slowed in that area as is all others. I believe the BLR area was scheduled to create over 250,000+ homes at its original conception.

    Let me know Pete. If all can make it, I'm thinking 4:00 PM at New Belgium.
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Was talk on Sunday on NH public TV about water projects here. I wasnt paying enough attn to it thou.
     

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