User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Mar 20 2019 08:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado, Western states finalize landmark drought plan to voluntarily use less Colorado River water 20.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people.
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Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay. 19.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
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Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado 15.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east.
Gray wolves may lose federal endangered species protection under Trump administration initiative 7.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Wolves face a fresh push to strip away the federal protection that's helped them recover from near-extinction, while deer, antelope and moose may get government help in Colorado and other states to roam across increasingly fragmented habitat.
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A Denver high school gave parents the option to keep their kids out of a Black History Month assembly. The outrage prompted a policy change. 28.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Parents of students at Denver's George Washington High School no longer will be given the choice to keep their children from attending individual school assemblies after an opt-out form for a Black History Month event drew community outrage.
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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.
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Brown cloud emerges in Denver metro; indoor burning restrictions in effect 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Air quality in the Denver metro area took a turn for the worse Tuesday as an increase in particulates triggered reduced visibility, indoor burning restrictions and a health warning.
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Benevento: Andrew Wheeler’s real record of EPA clean up for Colorado 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
While the Senate will deliberate and vote to determine who the next EPA administrator will be, that process should not be an invitation for opportunists to engage in scare tactics that mislead the people of Colorado.
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One family makes sense of losing its Colorado River water 21.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Pinal County farmers suffer more drastic cuts than cities in Arizona’s tenuous drought plan.
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Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for Colorado River drought plan, officials say 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.
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Dirty policies, filthy fish 18.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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Guest commentary: Big Alaskan land giveaway tucked into a sweeping conservation bill 16.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
TWISP, Wash. - On Tuesday, the Senate passed the biggest conservation bill in years. The Natural Resources Management Act of 2019, S. 47, swells with more than 100 combined pieces of legislation related to public lands, water and natural resources. Many environmentalists are happy: Wins for public lands and wildlife have been scarce in recent years under an alternately hostile and sclerotic GOP-controlled Congress. The bill is expected to sail through the House.
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Arizona lawmaker accused of endangering Colorado River drought plan 15.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations to protect the water supply for 40 million people.
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The greenback cutthroat trout needs saving, again 15.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After a case of mistaken identity, scientists double down on their efforts to save a fabled fish.
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Larimer County says no to Thornton’s 72-mile water pipe from the Poudre River 12.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Thornton's controversial effort to move millions of gallons of water via a 72-mile pipeline from the Cache la Poudre River west of Fort Collins to its mushrooming population in Denver's northern suburbs was dashed Monday night.
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Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border 8.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists.
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Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’ 7.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An annual survey reveals a leap in support of conservation policies.
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In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors 6.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Does recharging an aquifer solve one of the West’s oldest water problems, or perpetuate it?
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JBS USA accused of illegally releasing wastewater into Greeley-area waterway 2.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Greeley-based beef and pork processor JBS Holdings is being accused by environmental organizations of illegally releasing wastewater from slaughterhouses. The Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch have sent the company notice that it plans to sue over what they are violations of the company's permit to discharge the waste into an area creek.
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Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan 1.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Arizona delivered one of the final puzzle pieces for a Colorado River drought plan, agreeing Thursday to join six other states and Mexico in voluntarily taking less water from the constrained river.
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