The SJAWUA has protested an application for a temporary permit for a pilot project for the proposed Navajo-Gallup pipeline. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PROTEST.
Here are some key points from the protest:
OBJECTION AND PROTEST TO APPLICATION SP-3215-T
The persons listed below object to and protest Application SP-3215-T, filed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2200 Bloomfield Highway, Farmington, NM 87401 on or about August 16, 2011. The grounds for this objection and protest include, but are not limited to, the following:
– The application is not based on any approved permit, or approved application. Upon information and belief, Application 3215 was “endorsed” by the State Engineer, whatever that might mean, on December 17, 1968, the day after it was filed, but the application was never approved, and no permit has been issued. If a permit was issued, it is invalid.
– Upon information and belief, Application 3215 requests an excessive amount of water – 500cfs – including seepage and return flows, without any factual or scientific basis for that claim.