Tipton to Participate in Water Hearing

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton will participate in a Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing this morning titled “New Federal Schemes to Soak Up Water Authority: Impacts on States, Water Users, Recreation, and Jobs”.  Tipton will likely focus his questions on the Forest Service Groundwater Directive, the ski area water rights permit condition and how they impact private water rights.  Yesterday, Tipton said the Directive was insufficient to protect water users from agency abuses, and stressed the need for the Senate to pass the Water Rights Protection Act to provide long-term certainty that private water users need, and protect them from federal attempts to infringe on their private property.  Tipton also blasted the Forest Service for saying one thing while doing another.  He says the agency continues to wage an assault on private water rights through backdoor efforts to obtain rights granted by long-held state water law.  This morning’s hearing starts at 10.  You can watch it live at that time by clicking here.  Pictured:  Scott Tipton

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