July 20, 2012--Proposed ballot initiatives worry Colorado's water world (Denver Business Journal)

Business interests that rely on water are closely watching two state initiatives they say would upend more than 100 years of Colorado water law, spawn years of litigation and endanger their operations. “We’re opposed to them,” said Dan Pfeiffer, director of regional government affairs for Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest utility. “They would basically remove our water rights and could raise our costs if we can’t use our water [to generate electricity].”

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