PRESS RELEASE: FERC moves forward with hydro project near Lake Powell, Conservation groups vow to fight
FERC moves forward with pumped storage hydro project near Lake Powell Conservation groups vow to…
For Immediate Release
April 6, 2018
Contact: Gary Wockner, Save The Colorado, 970-218-8310
Colorado River, USA: Today, Save The Colorado protested the Green River Pipeline Boondoggle. The proposal, by Water Horse Resources LLC, is to divert a new 55,000 acre feet of water out of the Green River and pipe it over to the sprawling Front Range of Colorado. The applicant is asking the State of Utah Division of Water Rights for a water right to divert the water out of Utah and into Colorado.
Save The Colorado’s protest letter is here.
“This Water Horse application is All Hat, No Cattle,” said Gary Wockner, Director of Save The Colorado. “It would further drain the already depleted Colorado River system, it hasn’t done any analysis of its environmental impacts, and it would continue the chaos of unsustainable water policy on the Front Range of Colorado. The Utah Division of Water Rights should reject this application.”
Save The Colorado’s protest includes this statement: “Save The Colorado is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, along the Front Range corridor of Colorado where the applicant proposes to export the water for some unknown use. Therefore, Save The Colorado has both interests and protests to the diversion of water out of the Green River as well as its export to the Front Range of Colorado. The Water Rights Application (41-347) fails to both consult with the BLM or the Bureau of Reclamation regarding impacts to the Green River as well as engage with sustainable water policy objectives on the Front Range of Colorado.”
The last day to protest the application is Saturday, April 7th. The list of protestors is posted here on Utah’s website. (Save The Colorado is #32)