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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.
As part of a sustained effort to thin the federal government's powers to protect the environment, Third District Colorado Republican Congressman Scott Tipton is requesting a Capitol Hill hearing to examine water storage rules in the West.
A hydropower bill that U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton introduced this month is intended to create clean energy jobs, but the director of the state chapter of American Rivers says the legislation badly misses the mark.