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  • Billboards Expose Pricey Flaming Gorge Pipeline | Save the Colorado
    Gorge Pipeline This happens just days before the Colorado Water Conservation Board comes to Grand Junction to vote on whether a proposed task force should be funded by 150 000 from Colorado taxpayers The pricey pipeline would cost 9 billion and divert 20 25 of the water in the Green River to Colorado s Front Range The pipeline would pump the water 560 miles across Wyoming over the Continental Divide to the Front Range of Colorado WHO Colorado Environmental Coalition Save the Colorado Western Resource Advocates sportsmen business owners and other local concerned citizens who oppose the pipeline project WHEN WHERE Monday September 12 th 8 00 AM 3217 F Road across from Kentucky Fried Chicken Clifton CO 81520 WHY The coalition and concerned citizens are voicing their opposition to the pipeline and urge Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to deny funding to the Flaming Gorge task force The vote takes place Tuesday in Grand Junction The coalition has collected over 20 000 signatures opposing the pipeline project www StopFlamingGorgePipeline org The billboard photo is at the Colorado River Delta where due to dams and diversions by all seven Colorado River basin states the Colorado River s five trillion gallons of water has been completely drained out The river has not reached the sea for years This billboard will be unveiled Monday at 3217 F Road in Clifton Two identical billboards will also be on display at 2236 US Hwy 6 50 and 2825 I 70 Business Loop in Grand Junction A press release about the billboard project will be issued on Monday 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 Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA

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  • “DON’T WASTE MONEY ON FLAMING GORGE FIASCO” — Grand Junction Sentinel | Save the Colorado
    the major tributary to the Colorado River according to the conservation group Western Resource Advocates The Flaming Gorge Pipeline was originally proposed by Colorado entrepreneur Aaron Million but the notion has been picked up by some water entities in Colorado The request to the Colorado Water Conservation Board next week comes from the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority The project would cost 7 billion to 9 billion to construct according to state estimates And that would make it the most costly water project in the state s history If it were constructed the cost of delivering water through the pipeline would be so astronomical up to 10 times more than any existing project that municipal water customers along the Front Range could not afford to purchase it according to a report prepared for Western Resource Advocates Neither the state nor federal governments have the resources now to subsidize those water costs as federal agencies have on water projects in the past Proponents of the project may dispute those figures and argue that s why the Water Conservation Board needs to form a task force to study the proposal But on top of the financial issues there are serious environmental issues Taking so much water out of the Green River will harm a spectacular trout fishery that exists just below Flaming Gorge It will also reduce water flowing through Dinosaur National Monument and flows needed for maintaining habitat for endangered fish two issues that make it highly problematic when it comes to review by federal government agencies Although proponents have claimed the project will only take water during wet seasons and years when more is available once water starts flowing to thirsty growing cities it will be difficult to say none is available during dry years Because of that the pipeline

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/dont-waste-money-on-flaming-gorge-fiasco-grand-junction-sentinel/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Great New Video About The Threat of The Flaming Gorge Pipeline! | Save the Colorado
    River Update Former Commissioner of Reclamation Joins Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado River Update Are you READY TO RUMBLE in 2016 PRESS RELEASE Utah Submits Application for Massive Colorado River Diversion Colorado River Update Your Voice Made A Difference Take Action Take Action To Protect The Colorado River Please take action now The State of Colorado needs to hear your river

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  • The Water/Energy Nexus in the Southwest U.S. | Save the Colorado
    the tight interconnection between energy and water Image Elf Wikimedia Commons Here s a good short read in the Scientific American about the co mingling impacts of energy use and water use in the Southwest U S Negative impacts to the Colorado River are at the center of this chaos Here s the link How Saving Energy Means Conserving Water in U S West Our good friends at Western Resource Advocates provide yet another fact driven power quote thermoelectric power plants in Arizona Colorado New Mexico Nevada and Utah consumed an estimated 292 million gallons of water a day in 2005 approximately equal to the water consumed by Denver Phoenix and Albuquerque combined 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 Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado River Update Are you READY TO RUMBLE in 2016 PRESS RELEASE Utah Submits Application for Massive Colorado River Diversion Colorado River Update Your Voice Made A Difference Take Action Take Action To Protect The Colorado River Please take action now The State of Colorado needs to hear your

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/49/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Take Action to Protect the Green and Colorado Rivers! | Save the Colorado
    Flaming Gorge Pipeline Read the press release here One of the most frequent questions asked was What can we do to help stop this destructive project The answer Sign the Petition A very large coalition of Colorado conservation groups has created an online petition that anyone anywhere can sign We will take your signatures and your comments directly to decision makers so your voice is heard Here s the link click here http www change org petitions ask the state of colorado to protect the green and colorado rivers say no to flaming gorge pipeline Please feel free to also write passionate and respectful comments when you sign on We can protect these rivers Thank you for your support 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 Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado River Update Are you READY TO RUMBLE in 2016 PRESS RELEASE Utah Submits Application for Massive Colorado River Diversion Colorado River Update Your Voice Made A Difference Take Action Take Action To Protect The Colorado River Please take action now The State

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/take-action-to-protect-the-green-and-colorado-rivers/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Say “No” to Flaming Gorge Pipeline | Save the Colorado
    the press release here The issue garnered a news story this morning here in Fort Collins Coloradoan Stay tuned for more information we need to stop this project in its tracks 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 Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/say-no-to-flaming-gorge-pipeline/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Where does your water come from? | Save the Colorado
    there are very few other places we can take water from We need to start learning to conserve and live within our limits Visit http www bewaterwise com for some ways to conserve Do you know where your water comes from 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 Our Board PRESS RELEASE

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  • admin | Save the Colorado | Page 17
    press release about the billboard project will be issued on Monday Posted in Uncategorized DON T WASTE MONEY ON FLAMING GORGE FIASCO Grand Junction Sentinel Posted on September 8 2011 by admin Reprinted with permission from the Grand Junction Sentinel Sept 7 2011 DON T WASTE MONEY ON FLAMING GORGE FIASCO When the Colorado Water Board Meets in Grand Junction next week the state s lead water agency will be asked to spend 150 000 to establish a task force to investigate the Flaming Gorge Pipeline proposal The water conservation board should reject the idea and keep the 150 000 in state coffers At a time when all levels of government are struggling to make ends meet it makes no sense to spend such money on the latest incredibly expensive and environmentally disastrous mega water project proposal The Flaming Gorge Pipeline is a plan to build a water pipeline from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Utah Wyoming border across southern Wyoming then south to cities along Colorado s Front Range That 560 mile long pipeline would divert some 81 billion gallons of water a year from the Green River roughly a quarter of the water in the major tributary to the Colorado River according to the conservation group Western Resource Advocates The Flaming Gorge Pipeline was originally proposed by Colorado entrepreneur Aaron Million but the notion has been picked up by some water entities in Colorado The request to the Colorado Water Conservation Board next week comes from the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority The project would cost 7 billion to 9 billion to construct according to state estimates And that would make it the most costly water project in the state s history If it were constructed the cost of delivering water through the pipeline would be so astronomical up to 10 times more than any existing project that municipal water customers along the Front Range could not afford to purchase it according to a report prepared for Western Resource Advocates Neither the state nor federal governments have the resources now to subsidize those water costs as federal agencies have on water projects in the past Proponents of the project may dispute those figures and argue that s why the Water Conservation Board needs to form a task force to study the proposal But on top of the financial issues there are serious environmental issues Taking so much water out of the Green River will harm a spectacular trout fishery that exists just below Flaming Gorge It will also reduce water flowing through Dinosaur National Monument and flows needed for maintaining habitat for endangered fish two issues that make it highly problematic when it comes to review by federal government agencies Although proponents have claimed the project will only take water during wet seasons and years when more is available once water starts flowing to thirsty growing cities it will be difficult to say none is available during dry years Because of that the pipeline will reduce the amount

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/author/admin/page/17/ (2016-02-12)
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