The West may be dry and need help with the water, but Oklahoma and possibly other states in the Southern Midwest are experiencing a drought this year too!
I’ve read some letters regarding this, and the only letters that make sense are those of the barge owner and the engineer. But while the engineer’s idea is to pull out of California’s reservoirs, our farmers here in rural Oklahoma are wondering how they’ll get water for their crops and livestock. This system that he thought should go south to the side of the west, and it really had to be done!
We are about 100 years away from the last Dust Bowl. With current technology and the US Army Corps of Engineers, this can be done very quickly. As for the funding to make this happen, I recommend talking to respected farmer, Bill Gates.
Ali Ducharme, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The pipelines for the waters of the Midwest will pit one region against another
Midwest waters should be kept in the Midwest.
Let’s not create a potential second water crisis region in the Midwest over time that does not have the luxury of the oceans to draw water from. Once this faucet is turned on, it probably will not be possible to turn it off no matter what negative impact it will eventually have on the Midwest.
First, we’re only talking about suction during flood season, but who would think it would stop there? This crisis has been in the making for years and the West has failed to prepare for the necessity, but discuss building underground super trains.
It is time for Western state and federal governments to consider the obvious solution to desalination plants. The pipeline, even the water, will become a political shift between one region and another. Let’s not go down that road in search of the cheap solution.
David England, Erie, Illinois
Republican in Democrats clothes
Joe Manchin. who are you?
You are a Democratic senator from West Virginia. You were voted into office by your constituents because they wanted to implement the ideas of the newly elected president, Joe Biden.
You’ve thwarted, almost alone, the president’s tax proposals, global warming initiatives, and social bills. The obstructive Republican Party has somehow galvanized your support for their insidious causes, which are nothing but a blockade of any democratic initiatives to move our country forward.
You are from a country in the top 5 for cancer deaths, 50th in public health, 43rd in health care quality, 50th in infrastructure, 45th in education, and only 21.3% of the population is college graduates. You’re also near the bottom of the list in the natural environment (according to US News rankings).
However, you, Joe Manchin, who must be worried about these terrible statistics, are too busy preventing the country from transitioning to a cleaner environmental future with more prosperity for low-income people.
Don Zwidema, Palm Springs
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