they have a putative right to the water they had already been taking. But they had NO right to block access to other people's property, ignore people's property lines, and wreak havoc on private property up there.
I am really upset that so many conservative sites are circulating this FALSE INFORMATION. I know some of the people involved, and I know the area. I have driven one of the roads they messed up, a number of times. I have read many local newspaper accounts of what is going on, and have actually talked to some of the landowners affected.
Don't be so quick to take sides in this one. Learn the facts FIRST, before you go blaming this on the federal government. If conservative sites can't be counted on for objective reporting, they