“You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe and we will never convince each other” period!
Those were the sage words of Clint Jones, the developer for Red McCombs’ speculative luxury Village at Wolf Creek when we spoke at last month’s Del Norte open house for the Land Exchange Proposal’s Environmental Impact Statement.
In this case big being a swap of 178 acres of land for 204 acres of prime grade A US Highway accessible real estate.
Incomprehensible though it seems, this is exactly the rationale driving this current pro-development Environmental Impact Statement and potential land swap. An Environmental Impact Statement that remains blind to the many cascading damages that bulldozing of this watershed will inflict.
“None of us can predict the future” seems a feeble response when it comes to the importance of an unmolested watershed for downstream stakeholders. After all, we are discussing the health of source waters for the Rio Grande River Basin during increasingly difficult times.
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