Italian firm catches flack over water plan in rural New Mexico

A wealthy Italian family plans to pump groundwater out of rural New Mexico to supply 155,000 households in sprawling Albuquerque, 140 miles away. Local ranchers have criticized the plan, fearing that the $600 million project will deplete the ancient aquifer they depend on for their cattle and families. “The 18,000-acre (7,285-hectare) Augustin Plains Ranch was… » Read More

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