As a current citizen of the great state of California I see daily attempts by professional con-artists to extract dollars from the hard-working tax payers, so let me get this straight: The good people of Nebraska, through daily life and the predominant occupation of the region, "food production," are somehow causing harm, and need to pay a tax to make it right?
[("Many uncertainties remain over new river compromise" (http://www.mccookgazette. com/story/1196141.html)]
Haven't billions in dollars gone to government agencies like Water and Power Resources to "manage" the water supply; and if there is a failure, should it not come out of that budget?
If our already-spent tax dollars failed to avert this, what assurance do we have it won't happen again and again.
Maybe the only aquifer that needs better management is the tax aquifer?