Western Wyoming continues to oppose water pipeline

Dec 14, 2011

The latest application for a federal permit to construct a pipeline to haul water from the Green River
in southwestern Wyoming to Colorado's sprawling Front Range is
sparking opposition from environmental groups and others in the
"Cowboy State."

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is accepting public
comments until Dec. 19 on a pipeline permit application from Ft.
Collins, Colo., businessman Aaron Million. Many in western Wyoming
say they're concerned pumping the river water across the state
would draw down Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

  Million counters that his project offers Wyoming and Colorado a
chance to use some of the water they're entitled to under the
Colorado River Compact rather than allowing it to flow to
California and other states downstream.