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mr. president, tear down this wall

Far be it from me to agree with Ronald Reagan.  Yet I can’t help but repurpose his entreaty to Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall.  Secretary Salazar, tear down these walls!
Glen Canyon Dam

Hetch Hetchy

As a man hailing from the great state of Colorado, you understand the need for the water the Colorado River provides.  Yet the Glen Canyon dam is totally redundant, only serving to block up the water so that it evaporates from the steadily lowering banks of Fake Lake Powell.

Hetch Hetchy was once a beautiful valley, now it only serves as a reservoir for greedy San Franciscans who can’t even be bothered to recycle their precious water.

Let’s usher in a new era of environmental stewardship and add another bullet point to President Obama’s list of accomplishments.