Environews, Minis

Environews: Lake Powell Pipeline public comments due 2/16

By Amy Brunvand

The Lake Powell Pipeline water boondoggle moved forward in December when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an environmental review for the 140-mile-long water project. Environmentalists say the pipeline is unnecessary, too expensive and takes too much water out of the already stressed Colorado River system.

Public comments, due by February 16, may be submitted online at ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. Comments should reference the proposal’s docket number, P-12966-004.

Utah Rivers Council: http://utahrivers.org/

Local Waters Alternative to Lake Powell Pipeline: westernresourceadvocates.org/ publications/the-local-waters-alternative

This article was originally published on January 18, 2018.