Archive - Jun 24, 2013


June 24, 2013--Los Angeles plans to clean up polluted groundwater (Los Angeles Times)

The thirsty metropolis of Los Angeles plans to slash its use of imported water and instead spend up to $800 million to create drinking water pulled from one of the nation's largest Superfund pollution sites. The Department of Water and Power will build the world's largest groundwater treatment centers over the San Fernando Basin, the Los Angeles Times reported.

June 23, 2013--Proposed bill excites Animas cleanup group (Durango Herald)

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has promised he will introduce legislation in the House to protect “good Samaritans” – meaning vigilante river cleaners – from being sued for their good works. The announcement came at a meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group on Thursday in Silverton’s City Hall.

June 23, 2013--Water: Does the Colorado River compact need tweaking? (Summit Voice)

Water managers in the Southwest are considering all sorts of options to address what is expected to become a huge shortage of water in the Colorado River Basin. But one path they haven’t explored in detail is a fundamental re-allocation of water between the Upper Basin and Lower Basin states. That reluctance is understandable.

June 23, 2013--Water issues ‘problematic’ in creating 51st state (Greeley Tribune)

Weld County commissioners want to create a new state to allow northeast Colorado’s robust agriculture and oil and gas industries to thrive under regulations of their own design — rules different than those created through the influence of the state’s urban lawmakers.

June 23, 2013--In Colorado, wildfires may drive up costs of living in paradise (Los Angles Times)

As five major wildfires rage at the onset of a fire season far from over, many in this state are saying the time has come to consider toughening building regulations and shifting some fire protection costs to those who live in danger zones. After the deadly 2012 Waldo fire — at the time the most damaging in state history, with 346 homes lost and two deaths — Gov.

June 23, 2013--West Fork fire complex in Colorado feeding on beetle-ravaged forests (Denver Post)

Wildfires spread to an estimated 66,200 acres Saturday in spruce-beetle-ravaged forests, continuing to imperil tourist towns on the west edge of Colorado's San Luis Valley.