U.S. State Department officials on Wednesday clarified that the Obama administration is only looking at alternative routes for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline within Nebraska, somewhat easing the fears of Colorado water watchdogs worried about a “Western Alternative” that might reroute the project through the state.
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The biggest reason cited by the Pueblo County commissioners recently when they rejected a rezoning request to accommodate a proposed nuclear power plant was their collective concern about a lack of water to cool the plant. Colorado’s only nuclear plant, Fort St. Vrain, was gas-cooled because of concerns about water, ultimately closing it down in 1989. But a lack of water is the last thing worrying nuclear regulatory officials in Nebraska these days.
The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is still treading water, with the result too close to call. County clerks in Boulder and Adams Counties are still counting ballots which could tip Amendment 46 one way or another. Though anti-affirmative action initiative is trailing very slightly in the polls, opponents are reluctant to call a victory just yet.
Three Division One basketball coaches in Colorado publicly opposed Amendment 46 on Wednesday, saying that the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative will diminish diversity at their institutions.
University of Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik, Colorado State University coach Tim Miles and University of Northern Colorado coach Tad Boyle decried the measure, which will banish public affirmative action programs across the state.