Send Email To Bureau of Reclamation: Cancel the Lake Powell Pipeline Project About You First Name (required) Last Name (required) Your Email (required) Address City State/Region/Province Postal/Zip Code Phone Subject: Cancel the Lake Powell Pipeline Project Dear Mr. Rick Baxter: (Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office) Please accept these comments in response to the Bureau of Reclamation’s Notice of Intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement and public scoping period for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project I am writing to urge you to cancel the Lake Powell Pipeline Project. There is simply not enough water available in the Colorado River Basin to support an additional 28 billion gallons of withdrawal in Utah. Committing that water to sprawl and development in Utah further drains and destroys the Colorado River and negatively impacts its ecological health. Other states are already having to cut use of the river owing to climate-driven flow declines. Those declines — and their associated water shortages — are forecast to worsen in the future with regional drying and climate disruption. Prudent policy today affords flexibility in future water management. In this case, that means keeping those 28 billion gallons available for downstream ecosystems and endangered species, including in the Grand Canyon. The EIS should evaluate all plan alternatives against worst-case scenarios for future water availability across 10, 20, 50 and 100 year timelines. It should evaluate alternatives across a range of impacts, especially their ability to provide adequate water for downstream states, municipalities, ecosystems—including national wildlife refuges and critical habitats—and endangered species. The analysis should be based on the best available science and climate models. Further, if Utah wants to be obsessed with fueling population growth, it will have to prioritize water conservation, not river destruction. I will oppose this project through the entire permitting process and I will support groups, like Save The Colorado, that will fight in court. Thank you for your consideration.