Monday, October 20, 2008

Property owner speaks out

We are property owners at Abbe Springs Ranches development, lot 98, in western Socorro County. We have sent a letter of protest to the State Engineer against the Augustin Plains Ranch’s, LLC application for appropriation of ground water. We plan to drill a well on our NM property, and believe the proposed appropriation of ground water will affect the amount of water available to us. In addition, we are concerned about the long term effect of commercial drilling on wildlife and plant life on the property and in the area. We also believe commercial drilling will affect property values. We plan to pass our property to our children and grandchildren, and will do whatever we can to help it to remain a beautiful, peaceful, country site that can be enjoyed for generations.

Furthermore, we have concerns about the effect of commercial drilling on the nearby National Forest lands. Surely, dry forest lands will negatively impact tourism, and the enjoyment of all who would visit. Please let us know what we can do to help you in your endeavor to defeat the Augustin Plains Ranch’s application.


Sarah and Joshua Chong
Lansdale, PA 19446

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