Don’t Ask the State to Confiscate Water Rights

June 15th, 2012 by admin Categories: Issue Papers, Publications, colorado, property rights, water One Response

In next November’s election, voters may be asked to destroy Colorado’s 160-year-old system of water rights. A pair of ballot proposals, for which signatures are currently being collected, would essentially confiscate the water rights of cities, water districts, farmers, and ranchers by making them subordinate to the whims of any Colorado citizen who complains to a court about their legal status.