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Group Petitions Hickenlooper to Leave West Slope Water Alone

WATER CONSERVATIONCitizens For West Slope Water, a group of Western Slope residents who are concerned about water, delivered a petition yesterday to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper strongly urging his opposition to new trans-mountain diversions that would take additional water from Colorado’s Western Slope. Nearly 1,500 West Continue reading

Routt County High Water Plan Available Online

river floodingThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents and businesses to prepare for high water this spring. Typically snowmelt and rainfall cause the Yampa River and its tributaries to swell close to or beyond flood Continue reading

Tipton Questions USDA’s Water Claims

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions. During the hearing, Tipton contested Bonnie’s claims that agriculture producers’ access to water would be Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Drawbacks of EPA Water Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses yesterday during a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to redefine “waters of the U.S.” would have on small businesses.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading