So, why did the Department of the Interior order the BLM and National Park Service to drop their protests (based upon science) of the Southern Nevada Water Authority's applications for Rural Nevada water rights? And why did they order the Bureau of Indian Affairs to drop their protests without even consulting us Indians?
Did they think that they somehow understood the big picture better than those of us who deal with these issues every day? Did they assume that all of these protests should be dropped, even though the Nevada State Engineer allowed them?
I don't think so. In fact, the truth may just show us how corrupt our government has become.
The New York Times has reported that “the Interior Department's chief official responsible for investigating abuses and overseeing operations accused the top officials at the agency on Wednesday of tolerating widespread ethical failures, from cronyism to cover-ups of incompetence.”