21 May 2015

Censor this, bitches.

The Brookings Institution (Quality. Control. Independence. Echo-chamber. Impact. Misdirection.) keeps rejecting my comment on Pat Mulroy's blog post, so here it is for you all:
Too bad Pat left off the part about people in Las Vegas using over 200 gallons/each/day (that's 4x the use of people in Sydney or Amsterdam or Monterey California) as well as the part about the Colorado River Compact's overclaim on the river (17.5MAF when average flows are closer to 14MAF), thereby ensuring that people -- using their "rights" -- kill the river every year. Oh, and is it worth $1billion to build that "last straw" when Vegas -- and the region -- is on the path to doom?

I expect rational discussion from Brookings, not self-aggrandizement from a ex-water manager who put citizens' future at risk.
Bottom Line: You can't hide fail, especially when it echoes

H/T to NM

4 comments:

  1. Interesting that they wouldn't accept your comment, which, while it could be more respectful, is at least factual. Some of the other comments on there are from total nutjobs.

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    1. Maybe factual triggers a filter? (I gave up on polite to mulroy after two years of trying to get a meeting...)

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  2. Is the 200 gallons/person/day taking the average municipal daily use (including commercial use) and dividing by person or is it taking average residential water use?

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    1. Looks like residential. They were targeting 200 by 2035 but hit 205 last year. That's still 6-7x Amsterdam, but... yeah Vegas.

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