A windfall of up to $2.4 billion could await the developer and operator of a proposed 578-mile pipeline that would pump water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range.
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Drilling opponents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley have an ally in Sal Pace.
A proposal to funnel water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range is back on the table.
BOULDER — Pursuing oil shale production in the face of increasing water demands and climate change concerns is ill-advised, a new report from an environmental group here warns.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s intervention in the debate over whether the state or local jurisdictions should regulate oil and gas drilling is rankling environmentalists who, two days earlier, called him out for making misleading statements on groundwater contamination.
A second blow was dealt Thursday to a proposal to construct a 501-mile pipeline from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deemed the application premature. Opponents quickly questioned how Colorado leaders could take the project seriously considering the Army Corps of Engineers rejected an earlier application.
Colorado’s skimpy snowpack is setting off alarm bells for U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton. But not because they interpret the drought as a sign of human-caused climate change. The way they see it, Congress should slash environmental protections — not strengthen them.
Conservationists are pointing to oily muck likely oozing from a Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City toward the South Platte River as an example of what can go very wrong in the looming oil and gas boom along Colorado’s Front Range.
Opponents of oil shale development in western Colorado, Wyoming and Utah participated in a “fly-in” to Washington, D.C. this week to push for increased federal oversight of the still-unproven form of energy that would consume huge amounts of water and conventional power.