aaron million

Water pipeline permit denied a 2nd time

May 17, 2012

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a Colorado businessman’s application for a re-hearing on his proposal to build a pipeline to transfer water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range.  It’s the second time Aaron Million’s proposal has been denied.  

The man behind the proposed Flaming Gorge pipeline  has two homes in foreclosure.

Aaron Million is behind Wyco Power and Water, which has proposed building a pipeline to deliver water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir to southeast Wyoming and Colorado's Front Range.

He has two homes in Fort Collins, Colo., listed in foreclosure. One is listed as the business address for Wyco.  Million says that home is owned by a partnership with his parents, who have fallen on hard times. The other is a home he owns with his former wife. Almost $1.8 million is owed on the two properties.

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The proposal to use a pipeline to transport water from the Green River to the Colorado Front Range faces strong opposition from Western Resource Advocates and some other conservation groups.  Attorney Rob Harris filed formal objections onthe groups’ behalf to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is reviewing the plan.  Harris says the project is too expensive, could cause environmental damage and could even cause problems for the multi-state water compact.