Bud and Deborah Breakey, with daughter Kaylin, paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham, where they hope to build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits.
Bud and Deborah Breakey, with daughter Kaylin, paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham, where they hope to build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press
Bud and Deborah Breakey, with daughter Kaylin, paid to drill on property they own near Bellingham, where they hope to build a house. Several bills currently being proposed by lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building permits. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

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Senate passes bill to address rural water rights controversy

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