Letter to the Editor

Irrelevant rights

Los OsosDecember 4, 2013 

Cindy Steinbeck’s Nov. 29 “Viewpoint” on the Paso Robles water issue mentioned the words “rights” many times — pumping rights, property rights, water rights, constitutional rights — but never once mentioned the real problem facing all the Paso Robles water stakeholders: the Tragedy of the Commons.

“Rights” become irrelevant when the water is all gone.

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