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Pumping up fear along the Colorado River

By George Sibley

Some Colorado River tribulations today remind me of a folk story: A young man went to visit his fiancé and…

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Water can be wrung out too much

By Writers on the Range

“But when Western cities grow, they look everywhere for more water, with little regard for the rivers they drain. “

Santa Fe River below Santa Fe Municipal Water Treatment Plant. Photograph courtesy of Allen Best.

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An Idaho congressman aims to dump dams

By Rocky Barker

Rep. Mike Simpson is a conservative Republican from Idaho whose concept of wildness in the 1990s was going into the…

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Who Calls the Shots on the Colorado River?

By David Marston

Once you pay for fallowed fields, you’ll end up with landowners who are investors first, like Water Asset Management.

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When Water Dries Up, It Can Be Deadly

By Pepper Trail

“The dams that choke the Klamath River may be finally nearing removal”

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A Move Toward Water Speculation

By David Marston

“Just talking about demand management has already attracted deep-pocketed investors..”

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A Clear Warning About the Colorado River

By David Marston

For the West this summer, the news about water was grim.  In some parts of California, it didn’t rain for…

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If the Water Goes, the Desert Moves in

By David Marston

“Without water, you’ve got nothing around here.”

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THE WORLD IS ALIVE

By Pepper Trail

Climate change and the conversion of wild ecosystems, if unchecked, threaten to collapse the global bounty of “nature’s services.”

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SECRETARY BABBITT’S PROPOSAL MAKES SENSE – WITH A FEW CAVEATS

By Denise Fort

The real obstacle to Babbitt’s proposal springs from our romanticized vision of what agriculture looks like in the West.

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DON’T HURT FARMERS TO SAVE THE COLORADO

By Andy Mueller

No one denies it: Over-consumption of water and extreme drought caused by climate change are realities driving the Colorado River…

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Here’s how to save the Colorado River

By Bruce Babbitt

“By retiring less than 10 per cent of this irrigated acreage from production, we could eliminate the existing million acre-foot overdraft on the Colorado River..”

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