flaming gorge

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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Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for
further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build
a pipeline to deliver water from southwestern Wyoming to southeast
Wyoming and Colorado's Front Range.
     Aaron Million of Fort Collins had sought a permit from the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for his project because a
system of turbines and reservoirs that he plans to build along the
pipeline would generate electricity. However a FERC official said
in February that Million's application was premature and lacked

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Starting next week, the group Trout Unlimited will be screening its new film “Green with Envy” in towns across Wyoming and Colorado. The film focuses on the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline, which would transport 81 billion gallons of water per year from the Flaming Gorge reservoir to the Colorado front range. Recently the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the proposal for lack of sufficient information … but the developer plans to re-apply and move forward with the project.  Colorado has rights to some of the water that flows through the river … but various agencies and environmental groups in Wyoming are adamantly opposed to the plan. I spoke with Charles Card of Trout Unlimited about the film his group will be showing. He says they oppose the pipeline project because it would lower the water level in the reservoir by about 120 feet.

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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.