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September 5, 2013--Water projects stuck in regulatory limbo (Northern Colorado Business Report)

In the past decade, Jeff Drager has watched his two daughters grow up, graduate from high school and college and start their first jobs. Yet he’s still stuck on the same project at work – winning state and federal approval to build a new water reservoir.


March 7, 2012--Controversial hydropower bill passes House (Colorado Independent)

The House approved U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill to streamline small hydropower development processes for canals and ditches Wednesday. The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, aka H.R. 2842, passed by a vote of 265-154.


September 13, 2011--Tipton rolls out hydro bill (Cortez Journal)

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, recently introduced a bill aimed at streamlining the process to approve federal small conduit hydroelectricity projects.


July 27, 2011--Colorado awash in water controversy as activists rally to oppose projects, back EPA (Colorado Independent)

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.


March 16, 2010--Forest Service wants ski-area expansions to reflect demand (Denver Post)

The Forest Service has said that in its quest for forest sustainability, it wants expansions to reflect demand. The ski industry says expansions can stir interest, draw new visitors — and sustain business.


January 1, 2010--Federal agencies may have to consider climate before they act (Los Angeles Times)


December 19, 2008--Could SDS pipeline take on more water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

Increasing the use of a proposed water pipeline from Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs would trigger a new federal environmental review and would also have to pass muster with pipeline sponsors.

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