Thu March 1, 2012

Colorado Governor Addresses Fracking and Water Concerns

At a meeting of state water managers in Broomfield Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper called for more cooperation when it comes to finding solutions to Colorado’s looming water shortages.  

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Tue February 28, 2012

Report Critical of Large Water Storage Projects

The Arkansas River outside of Cotopaxi, Colorado
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The second in a two-part report released Tuesday by a Boulder-based conservation group projects that water managers in the Arkansas River basin can exceed expected water demands by implementing a mix of conservation and small water storage projects.

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Wed February 22, 2012

River Advocates Rally at Colorado Capitol

Conservationists rallied outside the west entrance to the state capitol Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Conservation groups are renewing calls for tighter environmental regulations to protect the Upper Colorado River, which supplies water for millions and also generates millions of dollars for western Colorado’s tourism-based economy. 

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Tue December 13, 2011

Spread of Fracking Leads to Fears of Water Shortages in Colorado

KUNC file photo

This morning, Colorado regulators are expected to finalize new rules that will require oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use to hydraulically fracture wells.  Much of the attention lately has been whether those “fracking” fluids that are mixed with sand and chemicals pose a risk to polluting ground water.  But in Colorado there’s been far less scrutiny on just how much water the fracking process itself requires, until now.

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Wed November 30, 2011

Farmers, Ranchers to Gather For Ag Water Summit

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More than 200 ranchers, farmers and environmentalists will gather in Loveland tomorrow for this year’s Agriculture Water Summit.

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