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Archive - Jul 2012
Armed with new drilling techniques, companies are spreading out across the United States, cracking open shale rock in search of vast new stores of natural gas. It’s not an exaggeration to say that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has revolutionized the U.S. energy industry.
July 15, 2012--Colorado: Court upholds rules that protect water from uranium mining and protect right to public involvement (Summit Voice)
Efforts by a Canadian mining company to bully Colorado came to naught last week, as Denver District Court Judge Christina Habas upheld state regulations that protect water from in situ leach uranium mining impacts. In its lawsuit against the state, Powertech Uranium Corp. claimed that the Colorado exceeded its legal authority and that adoption of the rules was arbitrary and capricious.
Fort Lewis College board members on Friday debated a distressing report that suggests the water and sewage systems at the Old Fort property near Hesperus are in severe disrepair and a potential risk to health and safety. FLC has leased the historic 6,279-acre Old Fort property since 2010, when Colorado State University pulled out of its lease.
Colorado's unique situation as a headwaters state provides the backdrop for diverse issues and concerns related to a most precious resources: water. Rural landowners in Colorado can benefit from understanding how water resources are utilized. A four-part online series will highlight water conservation practices that won't compromise crop production or livestock health.
An amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill would provide more access to grants and loans for rural water projects. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., sponsored the amendment, which gained unanimous support from the House agriculture committee.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won't cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.
Almost two-thirds of the nation -- around 61% -- is now in a drought, the highest percentage in at least 12 years, federal climate scientists announced today.
For the first time, scientists at ETH Zurich have examined globally the connection between soil moisture and extreme heat with measured data. Their study shows that precipitation deficits increase the probability of hot days in many regions of the world. The results will help to better assess heat risks. In July 2011, a heatwave broke all records in Texas.
The current wide spread drought is starting to take its toll, as hot weather and little precipitation wreck havoc on dryland crops across the state. The stress is being received at a crucial time, and could affect the production of the crops. On July 12, the USDA declared 1,016 counties in 26 states disaster-areas, the biggest declaration in USDA history.
July 12, 2012--Progress on new Telluride water system continues, legal issues remain (Telluride Watch)
Despite a few legal obstacles that remain, progress toward completion of the long envisioned Pandora Water Treatment Plant Project, which would dramatically augment