Last fall on November 16 I watched a very disturbing episode of the CBS Sunday night program 60 Minutes about how our groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished. I wonder how many of ElPasoNaturally readers saw this episode. It is available online at 60 Minutes November 16, 2014.
I am sure that many agree that speaking out on environmental issues is critical to our quality of life and the quality of life of those who come after us. I plan to watch this episode again and then come up with a new list of questions for those who may have some answers. We have good people working in El Paso for the El Paso Water Utilities. They need our support and feedback and I hope that more people in our community will become involved with our water concerns.
Last year Jim Tolbert launched a petition calling for saving land on both sides of the Franklin Mountains, One of the reasons why Jim believes that this effort is so important is because "preservation means conserving our scarcest resource: WATER. We have more land than water. " Can we all agree that Jim is correct? Is protecting natural open spaces before they are bought up and subdivided important to conserving water? If we agree then we need to be working with Jim now in gathering more signatures. I hope you will join me.