Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

September 23, 2020

Colorado River Basin States Request a Better Forum to Resolve Concerns with Lake Powell Pipeline

In Utah, there is a significant effort underway to build a water delivery pipeline from Lake Powell to transport part of Utah’s Colorado River entitlement to Utah’s St. George area.  As the federal environmental review for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline in Utah continues, Utah’s six fellow Colorado River Basin states weighed in as a group, cautioning that unresolved issues remain.  Writing to the Department of Interior, these states urged that the proper forum to resolve their concerns is through the ongoing collaborative process among the seven basin states.  Otherwise, the letter predicts litigation will ensue over the environmental review should its current trajectory remain in place. … Read More

Written by Daniel J. Condren