Archive - 2008

December 4th

December 1, 2008--High stakes water fight before Neb. high court (Denver Post)

The Nebraska Supreme Court will soon settle whether additional property taxes can be imposed on landowners in the Republican River basin to help ensure Nebraska's compliance with a three-state water compac

December 1, 2008--Colo., Kan. in top court in water dispute (Denver Post)

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether Colorado should have to pay Kansas millions of dollars in legal fees in an old water dispute.

December 1, 2008--New Mexico wants more protection for drinking water (U.S. Water News)

New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry wants the federal government to regulate the chemical perchlorate to ensure greater protections for the state's drinking water.

December 1, 2008--Water use down in Las Vegas (U.S. Water News)

Water consumption around Las Vegas is down nearly 4 percent through the first 10 months of this year compared to last year, according to the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

December 1, 2008--Aquatic snake on endangered waiting list (Durango Herald)

Encroaching humans and an exotic bullfrog with a voracious appetite have taken such a toll on the Mexican garter snake that federal wildlife officials have deemed it worthy of being listed as an endangered

December 1st

November 28, 2008--Critics say fracing needs closer look (Durango Herald)

Energy companies can coax valuable oil and gas out of the ground by injecting a mix of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations - a process they say has never been shown to contaminate ground water.

November 28, 2008--USDA grants would help provide household water (Fort Morgan Times)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced last week that qualifying nonprofit organizations may now submit funding applications for the Household Water Well System Grant Program.

November 27, 2008--Geothermal water lease could require election (Pagosa Springs Sun)

Representing The Springs Resort, attorney Jim Anesi began his lengthy presentation to the board by explaining his client’s rationale for filing on rights for the geothermal water that is the subject of the

November 25, 2008--Official: Uranium exploration presents low risk to water (Canon City Daily Record)

Black Range Minerals presents a low risk of aquifer cross contamination with its Tallahassee area uranium exploration, hydrogeologist Bruce Smith said Monday night.