Protect Montezuma Well National Monument and Wet Beaver Creek
  • Petitioned Arizona Corporation Commission

This petition was delivered to:

Earnest Johnson, Executive Director
Arizona Corporation Commission

Protect Montezuma Well National Monument and Wet Beaver Creek

    1. John Dougherty
    2. Petition by

      John Dougherty

      Rimrock, AZ

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service want an Environmental Impact Statement conducted to protect Montezuma Well National Monument and Wet Beaver Creek from Montezuma Rimrock Water Company's plans to activate a commercial well. The Company wants the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve the well without an Environmental Impact Statement. Montezuma Well is a national treasure and a Sacred Site for Native American people.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Yavapai County Revokes Use Permit for Well threatening Montezuma Well NM

      John Dougherty
      Petition Organizer

      Yavapai County Development Services today revoked the use permit for Montezuma Rimrock Water
      Company's Well #4.

      This is a major step forward in our effort to protect Montezuma Well National Monument and Wet Beaver Creek from being negatively impacted by the company's high-capacity production well.

      The company drilled the well on a residential lot without first obtaining a commercial use permit from Yavapai County. The lot fails to meet Yavapai County Water Code's setback requirements. Development Services revoked the permit because the Company had not come into compliance with the water code by the April 5, 2012 deadline.

      This is a major positive development in this case and I wish to thank everyone who signed this petition.

      There is still more work to be done to make sure the Board of Supervisors upholds the use permit revocation. In addition, there are still important issues remaining at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. I will be submitting the petition this week

      John Dougherty
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for the tremendous support in our collective effort to protect the only ecosystem of its kind on Earth. Montezuma Well National Monument is truly a Sacred Place simply because there is no other.

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. National Park Service files second request for EIS

      John Dougherty
      Petition Organizer

      A December 2 letter from the National Park Service requesting an EIS before a high-capacity commercial well is activated next Montezuma Well National Monument has been filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission. The letter will appear on the public docket in the next day or so. Please go to the link below to follow the proceedings before the Corporation Commission. The October 31 filing by Commission staff attorney Charles Hains lays out the plan for the company and the Commission to bypass the EIS by approving an expensive operating lease that will bleed ratepayers.
      We are up to 435 signatures.
      Keep sharing this petition every day on your Facebook page! RISE UP!

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. We have 189 signers in less than 24 hours!

      John Dougherty
      Petition Organizer

      Please post this petition on environmental group websites. Thanks!

    8. KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, reports on issue.

      John Dougherty
      Petition Organizer

      Exposes water company's plans to dodge EIS.

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Beth Binford GWYNEDD, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing beccause this is a site that is both sacred to Native Americans and a national treasure. We can not let a for-profit company damage what is so pure and meaningful to so many.

      Thank you.

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    • Kathleen mulhall NORTH WALES, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Is nothing sacred in this country anymore when the dollar investment is involved?

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    • Mary Jackson MURPHY, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I used to live in Arizona and still remember the beauty of this place. It is a fragile place and MUST have an impact study done before ANYthing is done to disturb this place.

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    • Lord Mary Beth LANSDALE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have used this sacred water, while doing Reiki healing, with miraculous results. You cannot compromise this water which is a gift from God.

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    • Catherine Hurley TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a sacred site of local and international significance. We have an obligation to protect it. Please do the right thing here for for the sake of our generation and future generations.

      Catherine Hurley

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