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BREAKING: Our Lawsuit Has Delayed A Dam Project That Would Further Drain The Colorado River

Hi Friends of the Colorado River!

With YOUR help, we ARE making a difference!

The Aspen Times  just reported that our lawsuit has forced a delay to a proposed new $570 million dam/diversion project on the Upper Colorado River. The story is posted here. An excerpt:

“The Front Range water district that wants to build the Chimney Hollow Reservoir and pull more water from the Colorado River is delaying construction bids and issuing revenue bonds, citing a lawsuit by Save the Colorado, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups challenging federal approvals for the project.”

“We are not trying to delay the project, we’re trying to stop it,” Gary Wockner said. “We believe the Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps broke the law when they issued the permit and our goal is stop the project and save the Colorado River.”

Save The Colorado’s policy is “No New Dams And Diversions”, and we will fight to stop every proposed new dam/diversion to the best of our ability and resources. This is the first of nearly fifteen dam/diversion proposals that Upper Basin states — Colorado, Utah, Wyoming — and water agencies therein are trying/hoping to build. They are all on our “target list” of “irresponsible projects” (listed here on our website).

And, this is all happening when the Lower Basin — California, Nevada, Arizona — is on the brink of a “shortage” and the Colorado River is in a historical drought facing an ecological crisis.

We are able to do this work and stall/fight these projects because of YOUR financial support! Thank you for helping to Save The Colorado River!

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We are able to do this work and stall/fight these projects because of YOUR financial support! Thank you for helping to Save The Colorado River!

Gary Wockner, Director, Save The Colorado

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