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Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico marked the 85th anniversary of César Chávez’s birthday with a new oral song, or corrido, that asks policymakers to protect the Colorado River.
The once-lush delta where the Colorado River used to spill out into the Sea of Cortez is now a dry sandy landscape in Mexico where “America's hardest-working river” is too tired to finish the job. Climate change, urban demand and a burgeoning energy industry are literally tapping the Colorado River to death.
A windfall of up to $2.4 billion could await the developer and operator of a proposed 578-mile pipeline that would pump water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range.
A coalition of conservation groups and a Native American tribe are backing the U.S. government in its battle to block new uranium mining in...
BOULDER — Pursuing oil shale production in the face of increasing water demands and climate change concerns is ill-advised, a new report from an environmental group here warns.
A second blow was dealt Thursday to a proposal to construct a 501-mile pipeline from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deemed the application premature. Opponents quickly questioned how Colorado leaders could take the project seriously considering the Army Corps of Engineers rejected an earlier application.
It’s not exactly Perrier-pricey, but pretty damn close, according to opponents of the massive proposed Flaming Gorge pipeline project that would pump water out of the Green River in southwest Wyoming and suck it back over the Continental Divide to Colorado’s Front Range.
Water activists around the region – from Southwest Colorado to Southwest Wyoming to downtown Denver – continued to apply pressure on regulators this week on a variety of critical issues such as opposing the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline, backing the Clean Water Act and forcing more scrutiny of uranium mining near the Dolores and San Miguel Rivers.
For those who say the American Southwest is up a creek without a paddle in terms of the future water supplies in the Colorado River Basin, they can take comfort in the fact that at least Interior Secretary Ken Salazar now has one.
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 states of the basin in circumstances that during the 21st century may be even more extraordinary.