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September 20, 2015--Gold King spill leads to state-control discussion (Durango Herald)

The recent Gold King Mine wastewater spill could breathe new life into a conversation about state control over federal lands.  A meeting of the Water Resources Review Committee on Tuesday offered a glimpse into the issue, as state lawmakers had their first opportunity since the Aug.

September 20, 2015--Utilities missing opportunity to raise revenue, study shows (Water Online)

Research shows that utilities are missing the chance to use a tool that could raise revenue. A new report by Western Resource Advocates, Ceres, and the University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center shows that “very few water utilities are utilizing water connection charges to increase water-conserving residential development projects,” according to Envir

September 19, 2015--Lawmaker wary of fracking wastewater on crops (Water Online)

A California legislator wants foods made with crops that rely on recycled fracking wastewater to be labelled as such. “Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, said such water might include harmful contaminants, including carcinogens,” Capital Public Radio reported. “Oil companies sell Central Valley farms millions of gallons of treated wastewater every day for irrigation.

September 18, 2015--U.S. has reached 52 percent drought (Water Online)

It’s official: Most of the U.S. is facing drought conditions. “The U.S.

September 17, 2015--Population growth may force new water partnerships across industry (Water Online)

As population growth strains the water supply in parts of Colorado, officials are considering creative new partnerships that could help ensure the availability of water. “Growth in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado has always been contingent on the availability of water.