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Billboards Expose Pricey Flaming Gorge Pipeline

For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2011
Media Contact:
Peter Roessmann, Western Resource Advocates:
Gary Wockner, Save the Colorado:


***A Great Photo Opportunity***


“This’ll only cost you $9 billion” billboards come day before funding vote 


WHAT:   Monday, a coalition of conservation groups will unveil three billboards along I-70 in the Grand Valley to expose the exorbitant cost of the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline. This happens just days before the Colorado Water Conservation Board comes to Grand Junction to vote on whether a proposed task force should be funded by $150,000 from Colorado taxpayers. The pricey pipeline would cost $9 billion, and divert 20-25% of the water in the Green River to Colorado’s Front Range. The pipeline would pump the water 560 miles across Wyoming, over the Continental Divide to the Front Range of Colorado.

Colorado Environmental Coalition, Save the Colorado, Western Resource Advocates, sportsmen, business owners, and other local concerned citizens who oppose the pipeline project

Monday September 12th, 8:00 AM   3217 F Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken), Clifton, CO 81520

The coalition and concerned citizens are voicing their opposition to the pipeline and urge Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to deny funding to the Flaming Gorge task force. The vote takes place Tuesday in Grand Junction. The coalition has collected over 20,000 signatures opposing the pipeline project:

The billboard photo is at the Colorado River Delta where, due to dams and diversions by all seven Colorado River basin states, the Colorado River’s five trillion gallons of water has been completely drained out. The river has not reached the sea for years.   This billboard will be unveiled Monday at 3217 F Road in Clifton. Two identical billboards will also be on display at 2236 US Hwy 6 + 50 and 2825 I-70 Business Loop in Grand Junction.

A press release about the billboard project will be issued on Monday.


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