archive-org.com » ORG » S » SAVETHECOLORADO.ORG

Total: 243

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Hundreds of news stories about the Endangered Colorado River | Save the Colorado
    Southwest Assistant Interior Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle said in a statement It provides multiple and diverse benefits including water supplies for agriculture and people outdoor recreation clean energy generation and unparalleled ecosystems We greatly appreciate the Assistant Secretary s comments and her diligence in supporting efforts to protect and restore the river over the last few years American River didn t just make the announcement though they created a pathway for citizen action to protect and restore the river The U S Congress can take leadership to help move this issue forward by better recognizing the endangered river and by investing money in water conservation and river preservation efforts across the Southwest U S You can help us all out by clicking here to send an email to your members of Congress Several thousand people who want to protect and restore the river have already taken action please click through now Thank you for your support of the Colorado River Stay tuned for more news information and action items you can take to help protect and restore this amazing resource This entry was posted in Uncategorized by admin Bookmark the permalink Comments are closed Recent Blog Posts

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/hundreds-of-news-stories-about-the-endangered-colorado-river/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive


  • The Colorado: America’s Most Endangered River — Take Action Now! | Save the Colorado
    will bring attention to this amazing river and give you the opportunity to Take Action Now You can click right here and send a message to Congress to start protecting the Colorado River Take a look at this amazing video about the Most Endangered River in America It feeds us fills our souls provides for over 30 million people throughout the Southwest U S The Colorado River is the Nile of the American Southwest it runs through nine national parks including the Grand Canyon It starts in the snow capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park But we have stretched it to the breaking point Newspapers across the U S are covering this story today but you can help take a news story and turn it into a reality of action click here You Can Do It First please click through here and take action now to contact members of Congress and ask them to protect and restore this great river Second get on twitter and let your friends and the world know that we need to protect and restore this great river for future generations of people and for the natural ecosystem itself Sample tweets below go for it Put CORiver on path to recovery Tell Congress to support smart water mgmt conservation efficiency http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver supports 4M acres land 15 of US crops 26B recreation economy Act now to protect it http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver Building a dam reservoir pipeline won t make it rain Conservation is the key http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 Thank You For Your Support Gary Wockner Director Save The Colorado River Campaign This entry was posted in Uncategorized by admin Bookmark the permalink Comments are closed Recent Blog Posts Colorado River Update Former Commissioner of Reclamation Joins

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/the-colorado-americas-most-endangered-river-take-action-now/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Save The Colorado Update: Jewell Steps In As River Conflicts Rise | Save the Colorado
    and environment with toxic dust Second tensions are rising in Western Colorado as oil and gas chemicals are seeping towards and into Parachute Creek a tributary to the Colorado River The toxic chemicals have been found in the groundwater surrounding the creek with cancer causing benzene at levels 3 600 times higher than what is allowed by public health laws Nearby residents are concerned that the chemicals may have impacted wells and drinking water supplies fed by the creek This incident is just one example of the legacy of current and past extreme energy extraction including oil gas tar sands uranium coal and more that threaten water quality throughout the Colorado River basin This Denver Fox News video hits the target as locals near Parachute Creek highlight the fact that when pollution enters the groundwater and the Creek it could quickly travel downstream and contaminate water supplies for 35 million people in the Southwest U S Into this mix steps the new Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell Yesterday the U S Senate confirmed Jewell as the replacement for former Secretary Ken Salazar Jewell s confirmation swept through the Senate with an 87 11 vote and was met with hope by many leaders in the environmental community Jewell has some big Tevas to fill as a replacement for Salazar with regards to the Colorado River Salazar helped push through some important changes in river science and management as well as a Call To Action from the Colorado River Basin Study This EcoWatch org article highlights several quotes from national environmental leaders about Jewell s confirmation On some bright news in Colorado River water supply issues the City of Los Angeles is making strides towards an innovative approach to increasing its water supplies as well as controlling its stormwater runoff that pollutes

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/save-the-colorado-update-jewell-steps-in-as-river-conflicts-rise/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Save The Colorado River Update: Holding Officials Accountable! | Save the Colorado
    it s an impressive technology that will help meet water supply demands without further taxing the Colorado River If San Diego can do it can every city in the Southwest U S do it We say yes Our friends at the San Diego Coastkeeper have been hard at work for years helping to make this happen you can read more about the Council Committee vote on Coastkeeper s website here Please take a moment to send a quick tweet thanking Mayor Filner such as Thank you BobFilnerMayor for supporting water recycling in San Diego It helps protect the CORiver bit ly Z71c0G And unfortunately the wrong thing is continuing to happen with the State of Colorado Two weeks ago Jennifer Gimbel who is the Director of Colorado s Water Conservation Board CWCB continued to make public comments about draining more water out of the Colorado River Despite Colorado John Hickenlooper s talk about starting every discussion about water with conservation Gimbel s leadership at CWCB continues to promote more dams diversions and pipelines We are very disappointed in Gimbel and the CWCB in this regard To let her know we ve created a page on Facebook where you can click through and like or comment about your disappointment too Please click through here to read more about it and tell Gimbel to focus on conservation first not draining more water out of the Colorado River As you all know the threats to the Colorado River are significant including human population growth climate change energy extraction and several proposals for new dams and pipelines In a recent National Geographic blog Jennifer Pitt begins a much needed discussion about adaptation strategies when climate change occurs The good news is that some cities have water conservation efforts that prove that all cities can

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/save-the-colorado-river-update-3/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • SHOWERS TO FLOWERS — A Tour Of San Diego’s New Water Recycling Facility | Save the Colorado
    stewards of limited Southwest U S water supplies San Diego Coaskeeper has been working for years with a large coalition to bring water recycling to life in the region The facility just opened amidst much regional news coverage Dubbed Showers to Flowers the facility recycles the City s wastewater and after purfication sends it into the regional irrigation system that is used for lawn watering and commercial irrigation needs After the City receives approval from the California Dept of Health the water will eventually be recycled and sent into a nearby reservoir and used for drinking water The facility uses advanced reverse osmosis technology to purify the water which is used in similar systems all over the world After the system is proven reliable and safe in San Diego the City hopes to increase capacity beyond the 1 million gallons per day of the current system One million galons per day is about 1 000 acre feet per year The Save the Colorado River campaign has supported San Diego Coastkeeper s efforts to promote water conservation and recycling in San Diego We see water recycling as one of the solutions to Southwest U S and Colorado River water problems If San Diego can do it can Denver do it Can Las Vegas do it The answer is yes of course and we applaud the City of San Diego and San Diegans for taking this sustainable step forward we encourage you find more ways to lead the Colorado River basin in both water supply and river protection so that we can all have a smaller and more sustainable footprint on this beautiful landscape The tour group including Gabriel Solmer third from left and Gary Wockner second from right end This entry was posted in Uncategorized by admin Bookmark the permalink Comments

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/showers-to-flowers-a-tour-of-san-diegos-new-water-recycling-facility/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Save The Colorado River Update: Help Change The Course! | Save the Colorado
    week the Save The Colorado River Campaign had the pleasure of being represented on a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington D C As a part of the D C Environmental Film Festival the Center hosted a screening of Robert Redford s Watershed Movie After the movie which was attended by a standing room only audience the panel members discussed the film and the Colorado River Panelists included Anne Castle of the Department of Interior Gary Wockner of Save The Colorado River and Sandra Postel of National Geographic The discussion focused on the achievements of 2012 as well as the challenges facing the river in 2013 and beyond We thank the Center of American Progress for inviting us Because so much of the Colorado River is administered by the U S federal government we expect to spend more time reaching out to policymakers at the federal level in 2013 You can watch the panel discussion on the Center s website here Big Water Fight In Utah yes yet another one This week a large coalition of groups is reaching out to Utah Governor Gary Herbert strongly urging him to NOT support a pipeline scheme that would siphon some of Utah s water 200 miles down to Las Vegas This fight has been brewing for a long time as Las Vegas continues to grow and attempt to get more water from every available source A few of the groups in the coalition are grantees of Save The Colorado s philanthropy and so we are happy to join them in this outreach effort In our opinion Las Vegas needs to dramatically increase its water conservation programs Further if the Las Vegas area continues to be obsessed with increasing population growth it should refocus on reducing water wasting sprawl

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/save-the-colorado-river-update-help-change-the-course/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Coalition Calls upon Utah Governor NOT to Approve West Desert Water Mine | Save the Colorado
    The decision about whether to mine this water won t just affect Utahns it will reverberate across a vast geography and many economic sectors said Gary Wockner of Save the Colorado a Denver philanthropic organization Governor Herbert should give Utahns the chance to voice their concerns before he rushes to sign this agreement said Wockner Two dozen organizations will submit a letter of concern to the Governor on Friday outlining their strong opposition to the pipeline because of the long list of community health economic and environmental impacts the water mining operation will place upon Utahns The loss of vegetation covering the West Desert landscape will cause massive regional dust storms that will further impact the air quality of the Wasatch Front one of America s dirtiest airsheds Utah is already in the national spotlight for the worst winter time air pollution in the country said Dr Brian Moench president of Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment Over 200 physicians asked Governor Herbert to declare this a public health emergency These dust storms will be far worse and once they start there will be nothing anyone can do to stop them said Moench Officials from the Governor s Administration claim they have no way of stopping the 15 billion water mining operation but the courts are routinely used to challenge water projects between states water suppliers and members of the public The argument that signing the agreement gives Utah the best legal protection is a smokescreen said Jana Richman author of The Ordinary Truth a novel published in 2012 about the Las Vegas pipeline The Governor s office is willing to spend millions of taxpayer dollars in absurd legal battles trying to grab land from the federal government but he s too worried about legal costs to protect not only the water of Utahns but their health as well There is no single act Governor Herbert could take that would have a more negative impact on the lives of every Utahn than the signing of the agreement with SNWA He cannot sign that agreement with the best interests of Utah residents at heart there s no way to reconcile that said Richman Since the Governor just announced he will hold a series of public hearings across the State this summer to get input about water in Utah his arbitrary April 1 deadline to make a decision on the destructive Las Vegas water mining operation appears intended to preclude the public from speaking against the agreement This is one of Utah s most critical water issues and most Utahns are opposed to giving Utah s water to Las Vegas said Christi Wedig executive director of Citizens for Dixie s Future Why would Governor Herbert hold public meetings but not let the public speak to one of the most important water issues of the decade before he makes it asked Wedig This decision will touch all generations to come said Lynn de Freitas Executive Director of Friends of the Great Salt Lake At

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/coalition-calls-upon-utah-governor-not-to-approve-west-desert-water-mine/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive

  • admin | Save the Colorado | Page 12
    future success is coming Can Los Angeles Help Save The Colorado River Cities in the Los Angeles area are moving forward with alternative water supply opportunities to help decrease their reliance on the Colorado River Focusing on water recycling water efficiency better groundwater management and stormwater recycling these cities are planning to dramatically ramp up alternative sources which could save 40 billion gallons of water per year In addition to better protecting the Colorado River these alternative water supply systems could create green jobs reduce greenhouse emissions and protect coastal water quality from hazardous stormwater runoff What this alternative water supply planning shows is that all cities but especially those relying on the Colorado River can make easy and important strides toward protecting rivers without relying on massive new dams and diversions Let s face it if Los Angeles can do it can t any city do it Check out this great blog from the Natural Resources Defense Council on the topic Thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized Question Can you save an endangered fish by introducing a predator fish Posted on May 8 2013 by admin Hello Friends of the Colorado River Question of the day Can you save an endangered fish by introducing another predator fish As you know the Colorado River was named the Most Endangered River in America three weeks ago The news stories around this announcement covered many of the issues threatening the river But what got little coverage was the plight of fish in the river that are federally listed as endangered under the U S Endangered Species Act This past week an interesting turn of events focused attention on these endangered fish and a controversial plan to help recover them This Denver Post article is about an attempt by the State of Colorado to protect the endangered fish by introducing another predator fish Colorado wants to introduce Tiger Muskies pictured above so that the Muskies will eat Northern Pike so that the Pike will no longer eat the endangered fish which include the Humpback Chub Bonytail Colorado Pikeminnow and Razorback Sucker Here s the question of the day will it work We launched this question on our Facebook page and a lively discussion ensued Click through here to read the comments and join the discussion Will all of the rain and snow in Colorado help the river and the drought April was one of the snowiest months on record in Colorado which will help streamflows in the Upper Colorado River basin but in California the drought is still causing intense concern and problems This KBPS radio story discusses the long term drought in California and how it continues to stretch water supplies throughout Northern and Southern California Of note California will be dipping farther into its reservoirs to provide water due to the lack of rain and snow across the lower portion of the state Further yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed California Wildfire Awareness Week and in his speech he linked the frequency and intensity of wildfires to climate change and more insane weather Take a read of this article in Huffington Post here Publicity about the Colorado being the Most Endangered River in America continues to pile up with editorials and blogs following the news stories of three weeks ago Here s an editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal titled To Save The Colorado River Drastic Action Required Now The bathtub ring around Lake Mead and Las Vegas attempt to build a billion dollar pipeline out into Lake Mead provide examples of the threat to the river and the lengths to which agencies are going to get water out of it It s time for the Congress to act and help protect and restore the river you can take action here to send an email to your U S Senators Thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized Hundreds of news stories about the Endangered Colorado River Posted on April 23 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River As you know last week the national river protection organization American Rivers announced that the Colorado is the most endangered river in America With this announcement came hundreds of news stories across the U S The Associated Press version of the story was picked up by dozens of news outlets take a read of that version here which included excellent comments from Assistant Secretary of Interior Anne Castle who said The river is the essential foundation to the health and prosperity of the American Southwest Assistant Interior Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle said in a statement It provides multiple and diverse benefits including water supplies for agriculture and people outdoor recreation clean energy generation and unparalleled ecosystems We greatly appreciate the Assistant Secretary s comments and her diligence in supporting efforts to protect and restore the river over the last few years American River didn t just make the announcement though they created a pathway for citizen action to protect and restore the river The U S Congress can take leadership to help move this issue forward by better recognizing the endangered river and by investing money in water conservation and river preservation efforts across the Southwest U S You can help us all out by clicking here to send an email to your members of Congress Several thousand people who want to protect and restore the river have already taken action please click through now Thank you for your support of the Colorado River Stay tuned for more news information and action items you can take to help protect and restore this amazing resource Posted in Uncategorized The Colorado America s Most Endangered River Take Action Now Posted on April 17 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River Today the national river protection organization American Rivers named the Colorado as the Most Endangered River In America You Can Take Action Now click through here to send an email to Congress Of course that s both bad news and good Bad because it s true the threats to the river are nearly cataclysmic with supply outreaching demand and with the river s ecosystem already stretched and depleted But it s also good because it will bring attention to this amazing river and give you the opportunity to Take Action Now You can click right here and send a message to Congress to start protecting the Colorado River Take a look at this amazing video about the Most Endangered River in America It feeds us fills our souls provides for over 30 million people throughout the Southwest U S The Colorado River is the Nile of the American Southwest it runs through nine national parks including the Grand Canyon It starts in the snow capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park But we have stretched it to the breaking point Newspapers across the U S are covering this story today but you can help take a news story and turn it into a reality of action click here You Can Do It First please click through here and take action now to contact members of Congress and ask them to protect and restore this great river Second get on twitter and let your friends and the world know that we need to protect and restore this great river for future generations of people and for the natural ecosystem itself Sample tweets below go for it Put CORiver on path to recovery Tell Congress to support smart water mgmt conservation efficiency http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver supports 4M acres land 15 of US crops 26B recreation economy Act now to protect it http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 CORiver Building a dam reservoir pipeline won t make it rain Conservation is the key http bit ly savecoriver MER2013 Thank You For Your Support Gary Wockner Director Save The Colorado River Campaign Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado Update Jewell Steps In As River Conflicts Rise Posted on April 11 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River Conflicts over water in the Colorado River basin seemed to ratchet up this past week at the same time that President Obama s nomination for Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell was confirmed in the job First in a long awaited and tense decision the Governor of Utah Gary Herbert rejected an agreement with the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas that would have piped water from central Utah down to Las Vegas The decision sent shock waves throughout the Southwest U S and is surely to increase water wars as cities and states struggle over the last drops of water in the Colorado River and beyond Environmentalists in Utah heralded the agreement as a victory for Utah as well as a victory for smarter water policy The Save The Colorado River Campaign has been proud to support our friends in Utah who have been fighting this project including the Utah Rivers Council who were quoted in this Salt Lake Tribune article This is a great decision for Utah and we are grateful to the governor for doing the right thing said Zach Frankel director of the Utah Rivers Council The water project was not just another environmental disaster it was about to be a dust bowl that would choke the West s people and environment with toxic dust Second tensions are rising in Western Colorado as oil and gas chemicals are seeping towards and into Parachute Creek a tributary to the Colorado River The toxic chemicals have been found in the groundwater surrounding the creek with cancer causing benzene at levels 3 600 times higher than what is allowed by public health laws Nearby residents are concerned that the chemicals may have impacted wells and drinking water supplies fed by the creek This incident is just one example of the legacy of current and past extreme energy extraction including oil gas tar sands uranium coal and more that threaten water quality throughout the Colorado River basin This Denver Fox News video hits the target as locals near Parachute Creek highlight the fact that when pollution enters the groundwater and the Creek it could quickly travel downstream and contaminate water supplies for 35 million people in the Southwest U S Into this mix steps the new Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell Yesterday the U S Senate confirmed Jewell as the replacement for former Secretary Ken Salazar Jewell s confirmation swept through the Senate with an 87 11 vote and was met with hope by many leaders in the environmental community Jewell has some big Tevas to fill as a replacement for Salazar with regards to the Colorado River Salazar helped push through some important changes in river science and management as well as a Call To Action from the Colorado River Basin Study This EcoWatch org article highlights several quotes from national environmental leaders about Jewell s confirmation On some bright news in Colorado River water supply issues the City of Los Angeles is making strides towards an innovative approach to increasing its water supplies as well as controlling its stormwater runoff that pollutes beaches and bays along the coast The City s program to begin recycling stormwater into drinking water was highlighted in the New York Times this week it promises to address these two growing problems for the City In addition environmental organizations throughout Los Angeles and beyond are supporting the effort The Save The Colorado River Campaign has been proud to support the Los Angeles Waterkeeper s work to help the City of Los Angeles recycle its stormwater If Los Angeles can do it can t every city in the Southwest do it Yes Take a read of the New York Times article here Thank you for your support Stay tuned for more Colorado River updates Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado River Update Holding Officials Accountable Posted on April 3 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River When public officials do the right thing to support the Colorado River we like to let them know When they do the wrong thing we also like to let them know In San Diego one right thing is happening so we are happy to thank the Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner and two members of the City Council for continuing to move forward with a water recycling program and facility Two weeks ago the Council s Natural Resource Committee voted to move forward on the City s water recycling and purification program a process that will eventually allow San Diego to purify its wastewater into potable drinking water Eighteen months ago our Save The Colorado River campaign visited San Diego s water recycling facility it s an impressive technology that will help meet water supply demands without further taxing the Colorado River If San Diego can do it can every city in the Southwest U S do it We say yes Our friends at the San Diego Coastkeeper have been hard at work for years helping to make this happen you can read more about the Council Committee vote on Coastkeeper s website here Please take a moment to send a quick tweet thanking Mayor Filner such as Thank you BobFilnerMayor for supporting water recycling in San Diego It helps protect the CORiver bit ly Z71c0G And unfortunately the wrong thing is continuing to happen with the State of Colorado Two weeks ago Jennifer Gimbel who is the Director of Colorado s Water Conservation Board CWCB continued to make public comments about draining more water out of the Colorado River Despite Colorado John Hickenlooper s talk about starting every discussion about water with conservation Gimbel s leadership at CWCB continues to promote more dams diversions and pipelines We are very disappointed in Gimbel and the CWCB in this regard To let her know we ve created a page on Facebook where you can click through and like or comment about your disappointment too Please click through here to read more about it and tell Gimbel to focus on conservation first not draining more water out of the Colorado River As you all know the threats to the Colorado River are significant including human population growth climate change energy extraction and several proposals for new dams and pipelines In a recent National Geographic blog Jennifer Pitt begins a much needed discussion about adaptation strategies when climate change occurs The good news is that some cities have water conservation efforts that prove that all cities can become more resilient in the face of climate change induced drought Take a look at this blog here Thanks for your support Posted in Uncategorized Save The Colorado River Update Help Change The Course Posted on March 27 2013 by admin Hi Friends of the Colorado River What can you do to help the Colorado River and its tributaries today Take The Pledge We are delighted to let you know that a new effort to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries has launched through National Georgraphic and its partners called Change The Course For each person that pledges to reduce their water use NatGeo and its partners will restore 1 000 gallons of water back to the Colorado River This effort was successful last year in restoring water to a tributary of the Colorado River in Northwest Colorado and with the drought looming in the Southwest U S the effort will be even more needed in 2013 All you have to do is visit the website Change The Course and take the pledge to reduce your water use NatGeo and its non profit and corporate partners will buy or lease water to keep the Colorado River flowing Check it out here and Take The Pledge to Change The Course Last week the Save The Colorado River Campaign had the pleasure of being represented on a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington D C As a part of the D C Environmental Film Festival the Center hosted a screening of Robert Redford s Watershed Movie After the movie which was attended by a standing room only audience the panel members discussed the film and the Colorado River Panelists included Anne Castle of the Department of Interior Gary Wockner of Save The Colorado River and Sandra Postel of National Geographic The discussion focused on the achievements of 2012 as well as the challenges facing the river in 2013 and beyond We thank the Center of American Progress for inviting us Because so much of the Colorado River is administered by the U S federal government we expect to spend more time reaching out to policymakers at the federal level in 2013 You can watch the panel discussion on the Center s website here Big Water Fight In Utah yes yet another one This week a large coalition of groups is reaching out to Utah Governor Gary Herbert strongly urging him to NOT support a pipeline scheme that would siphon some of Utah s water 200 miles down to Las Vegas This fight has been brewing for a long time as Las Vegas continues to grow and attempt to get more water from every available source A few of the groups in the coalition are grantees of Save The Colorado s philanthropy and so we are happy to join them in this outreach effort In our opinion Las Vegas needs to dramatically increase its water conservation programs Further if the Las Vegas area continues to be obsessed with increasing population growth it should refocus on reducing water wasting sprawl through hi density growth patterns Utah s Governor Herbert should say NO to this crazy pipeline scheme and give Utah citizens a voice in this process so that their water is not piped 200 miles south to Las Vegas You can read the press release from the large coalition of groups here Stay tuned for more weekly news and thank you for your support Posted in Uncategorized

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/author/admin/page/12/ (2016-02-12)
    Open archived version from archive



  •