Sunday, July 06, 2014

Olympic Resource Protection Council to be Topic at PABA meeting

At this Tuesday's meeting of the Port Angeles Business Association,  they will be discussing the recent activities of the Olympic Resource Protection Council. The Olympic Resource Protection Council is a local property rights organization working to amend the Dungeness Water Management Rule, which interferes with property owners' rights to use as much water as they want, when they want, regardless of water shortages or concerns about water quality.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, why care about anybody but yourself, any ways?

"Resource Protection"? You mean, like protecting their ability to make money? That kind of "resource"?

Did anybody bother to explain to these chumps what "Senior" and "Junior" water rights are, under the law?

In the event of a water shortage, those who are "first in time, are first in line". That means the folks who got the first water rights in Dungeness Valley decades ago, get priority to any available water. Those with newest granted water rights, get turned off, first.

So, even if these fools succeed, if and when there is the very water shortage this issue is about, they are going to be the ones that lose!

5:31 PM, July 06, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, the lawyers will be happy to take their money!

11:19 AM, July 07, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do ya know? The thing at PABA WAS all about raising lots of money for the lawyers.

Real estate agent Margarite, representing the group, says the Water Rule is devaluing property. Did we think the issue was anything other than the real estate/building industry wanting as much money as they can get, regardless of any other consideration?

And devalued how? Because a property has natural limitations on it? Like, limited water availability?

I remember looking at a piece of property in another area of the country that was really water starved. You had to prove you could find a minimum amount of water on the property, or else you didn't get a building permit. Most properties in the area couldn't, and didn't. The property was used for dry land grazing.

But, as said, the lawyers will love taking these peoples' money, regardless.

9:39 AM, July 09, 2014  

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