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Fracking Our Future: Where's the Water?
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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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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.
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.
Renewable Energy: Colorado reaffirmed its role as a national leader in renewable energy when the legislature approved the only bill in the country seeking to expand the use of wind, solar, and other alternative resources. Senate Bill 252, setting Renewable Energy Standards for Rural Colorado, was passed in the Senate earlier in April, and received final approval by the House on April 30th. On May 1st, the Senate approved the amended bill. Follow #RenewCo & #SB252 on Twitter for the latest news.
Most Endangered River: The Colorado River is the most endangered river in the United States, according to the 2013 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers® released today by the nonprofit group American Rivers.
Western Resource Advocates issued comments in response to the new listing.
Colorado Drought: In 2012, Colorado experienced its worst drought in 10 years. It appears that 2013 will bring a second consecutive drought season which will include many more watering restrictions. Read our fact sheets on drought and learn more
Local Waters Alternative: Out latest report, The Local Waters Alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline, is a solution to meet the future water needs of Washington County, Utah, by relying on local water supplies such as water conservation, water reuse and agricultural water transfers. It demonstrates that the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline is unnecessary.