For Immediate Release April 18, 2021 Contact: Gary Wockner, Save The Colorado, 970-218-8310 As Colorado…
Hi Friends of the Colorado River!
Check out our new video — with Edward Abbey — about the Glen Canyon Dam Lawsuit!
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We are extremely excited to announce that on Oct. 1st, we filed a Climate Change Lawsuit Against Glen Canyon Dam! Along with two other environmental groups, we are suing the U.S. Dept of Interior because their 2016 plan to operate Glen Canyon Dam failed to use climate science and consider climate change. In addition, since 2016, the Dept of Interior as well as the Bureau of Reclamation have ignored climate science and the predicted impact it will have on flows of water in the Colorado River.
The Dept. and the Bureau knowingly, willfully, and purposely ignored climate science in the management of Glen Canyon Dam. The lawsuit alleges that the BOR and DOI failed to comply with federal law, specifically the National Environmental Policy Act. The lawsuit demands that BOR and DOI fix these shortcomings by redoing the alternatives analysis in the dam’s management plan and include a full range of alternatives based on predicted climate change-related impacts on the flow of water in the Colorado River. Such a full range must include an alternative that incorporates the decommissioning and removal of Glen Canyon Dam because the projections from the best available climate science indicate there likely will not be sufficient flow in the Colorado River to keep Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam operational.
The lawsuit received national media attention and is still reverberating around the water management world in the Colorado River basin.
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