LAKE POWELL PIPELINE: LEAKY PROPOSAL DOESN’T HOLD WATER UNDER SCRUTINY
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HELP PREVENT THIS UNNECESSARY, EXPENSIVE PROJECT!
Utah developers are proposing construction of a publicly funded $3 billion pipeline to pump water from the Colorado River to Washington County in southwestern Utah, disturbing 140 miles of pristine desert and sacred native lands. However, an alternative proposal developed by Western Resource Advocates and recommended for further study by the Army Corps of Engineers proves Washington County’s water needs would be better served through smarter, cheaper use of existing water resources.
Now, the Trump administration is pushing to ignore the Army Corps of Engineers recommendation, and developers want to bypass required congressional approval and rubber-stamp the developers’ expensive and unnecessary project.
Join our three panelists as we:
• Discuss the Lake Powell Pipeline and Western Resource Advocates’ conservation alternative;
• Break down how the Lake Powell Pipeline will impact environmental resources, native communities, and Colorado River water users; and
• Explain how you can take action to prevent this unnecessary, expensive, and environmentally damaging project from getting a green light from the administration.
Meet Our Panelists
Healthy Rivers Program Director
As the director of WRA’s Healthy Rivers Team, Bart manages a talented team of experts who work together to: protect healthy rivers; improve water efficiency; recover endangered species; and draw the connection between water, energy, and climate change. He helps keep WRA at the cutting edge of western water policy through launching new research and refining efforts to protect and restore our rivers, so they can meet the needs of local communities, farms, anglers, boaters, and the environment.
Attorney representing Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
Meyer, Walker, Condon & Walker PC
Alice E. Walker is counsel for the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Alice has been a practicing lawyer for 20+ years. She became partner at McElroy, Meyer, Walker & Condon, P.C. in 2000 and managing partner in 2007. She works in the area of federal Indian law, representing Indian tribal governments in all aspects of tribal governmental matters.
Colorado River Scientist and Author
Eric Kuhn has worked on Colorado River issues in various capacities for almost 40 years. Eric recently completed writing a book about how Colorado River hydrology and how the past and current understandings colored the Colorado River Compact of 1922 and present day policy issues.