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Fracking Our Future: Where's the Water?
WRA examines the volume of water required for hydraulic fracturing. Learn more »
In 2012, Colorado experienced its worst drought in 10 years. It appears that 2013 will bring a second consecutive drought season.
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Report Shows Lake Powell Pipeline is Unnecessary
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Electric Grid: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final environmental assessment of the landmark SunZia Southwest Transmission Project on June 14, 2013, moving the West one step closer to vast new opportunities for renewable energy. Western Resource Advocates has been supportive of the overall project concept since its inception because of its potential for adding new sources of renewable energy to the grid and providing a blueprint for other needed transmission projects. Read the press release here.
Renewable Energy for Colorado:Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado joined other state and local leaders in applauding the final approval of legislation that expands access to solar, wind, and other clean energy for rural Colorado. In a ceremony at the State Capitol today, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 252.
Oil Shale: Western Resource Advocates submitted
comments on proposed oil shale leasing regulations on behalf of itself and 10 other conservation
organizations. May 28th is the deadline for interested parties to respond to the Bureau of Land Management's
(BLM) modifications to regulations regarding oil shale development
on 678,700 federal public lands in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. These regulations are critical for protecting
families, wildlife and the environment in a region that is already dealing with high levels of air pollution and
increasingly limited water supplies. The complete letter and comments submitted to the BLM are available here.
Protecting the San Miguel: A major portion of the San Miguel River will be permanently protected under a precedent-setting water right after a Colorado Water Court ruling this week. In the ruling, the Water Court for Division 4 ruled in favor of an application for "in-stream flow" (ISF) protection that permanently safeguards a large section of the San Miguel River west of Montrose, Colo.
Colorado River Basin: Check out our new map and resource guide to the Colorado River Basin at CoRiverBasin.org. This online interactive guide lets you explore, share, and learn about important issues facing the Colorado River.
Colorado Water Plan:Western Resource Advocates issued a statement in regards to Gov. John Hickenlooper's Executive Order directing the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to commence work on the Colorado Water Plan. Follow #CoWaterPlan on Twitter for the latest news.