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National Journal: Tom Udall Pushes Plan to Battle Water Shortage

For many Americans, the idea that the country might someday run out of fresh water is unfathomable. And while that possibility is extremely far off, there is a chance that the country will start feeling some of the effects of a shrinking water supply much sooner.

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., reminded the public of this potential problem at a conference Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M.

“The danger is clear, and we have to act to protect our way of life in the West,” Udall said at the conference. This week, he will propose what he called a modest amendment, one that would grant $15 million for water pilot projects nationwide, to a Senate bill on energy efficiency.