New Mexico Water Rights

Some stuff I wrote elsewhere about a potentially huge New Mexico water law court decision:

A state court this week threw out New Mexicans’ longstanding legal right to drill a domestic water well without having to worry about whether it would leave less water for their neighbors.
The ruling is a victory for activists who say that uncontrolled domestic well drilling poses a long-term threat to New Mexico’s ability to manage its dwindling water supples. But the details of how the ruling will affect developers who rely on domestic wells to supply the homes they build is unclear, experts said Friday.

Much more to come on this, I suspect.