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Tag Archives: Colorado River Water Conservation District

Water shortages in the West: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’

An extraordinary set of circumstances produced the Colorado River Compact of 1922. The question now is whether the compact and other laws and treaties collectively called the Law of the River are sufficiently resilient to prevent teeth-barring among the seven...

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June 14, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Fischer tells Channel 7 McInnis is lying

Fischer tells Channel 7 McInnis is lying

Rolland “Rolly” Fischer, the former head of the Colorado River Water Conservation District now at the heart of the Scott McInnis plagiarism scandal, told Denver’s […]...

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July 15, 2010 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics
River district says Fischer dismissed in wake of Sentinel series

River district says Fischer dismissed in wake of Sentinel series

When former Congressman Scott McInnis hired Roland “Rolly” Fischer as his “research assistant,” he got a man who knew his stuff, or seemed to, according […]...

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July 14, 2010 Blog, Politics
River stories float past environmental threat posed by energy production

River stories float past environmental threat posed by energy production

A pair of articles on the future of two very different Colorado rivers this week in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and the Denver Post […]...

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May 26, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Water expert: Snowpack dangerously close to drought levels

Water expert: Snowpack dangerously close to drought levels

Badly needed snowfall is expected in Colorado’s high country this week, but one expert says the state will need much more than the amount in […]...

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January 19, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado River official says politics of climate-change debate impeding work

Colorado River official says politics of climate-change debate impeding work

Despite a flood of recent evidence that drought is endangering the Colorado River and all of the communities from Colorado to California that depend on […]...

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September 23, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: Methane leaks from oil and gas industry ‘offset much of the climate benefits of burning natural gas,’ study says

“The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60 percent more than current […]

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