Arizona Governor’s Earth Day message: Use water wisely…by Bob McClay/KTAR …April 22nd, 2009 …Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used Earth Day to talk about environmental issues at a luncheon in downtown Phoenix. She is calling on Arizonans to use water wisely. …”My administration has a proposal out there and we call it the three Rs, you know, and basically and very quickly, it’s reducing waste and inefficiency by using water properly and smart appliances and products.” …The governor also advocates using recycled water and remembering the value of water and taking care of our water supply. …She said her administration is also working hard to attract solar businesses to the state. “And we are working with the people outside of the state and people within the state to insure that it’s a lot easier to do business here and making it a good environment to come and set up business here in Arizona so that we can create jobs.” …The governor says Earth Day should serve as a reminder to Arizonans that water is a valuable commodity in our desert climate and should be used wisely.
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS … I think I am beginning to comprehend how Arizona is able to continuously maintain our “ostrich” position keeping our heads buried in the sand respecting – water – it’s because of “lame” reporting and even “lamer” comments by our Governor.
Hello, Governor, you note …”My administration has a proposal out there and we call it the three Rs, you know” … and then you do not clearly, nor concisely, or understandably delineate what the three R’s are…? Might it be, Governor, since Arizona has no official state-wide enforceable drought management plan – water – is NOT seen as a problem…? As I noted to you in prior writings I must say, your choice to lead our State’s foremost environmental enforcement agency – ADEQ – appears to have baggage respecting how he chose to answer Congress’s questions during his tenure with EPA, so I don’t necessarily expect him to be forthcoming with the citizens of Arizona on those issues relating to our – water – do you…?
I would invite you, Governor, to consider that before the citizens of Arizona, remember us, we’re the ones you swore “to serve and to protect,” can use water wisely as you suggest, we need full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE of all information affecting our water.
Withhold nothing, or is that asking too much…?
And get a new speech writer, your Earth Day water message is totally lame.
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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …
…“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world…indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead
… “they must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” … G. Massey, Egyptologist
… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …
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And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.