State Representative Sal Pace plans to introduce legislation requiring mitigation for transbasin diversions

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Here’s an editorial from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that downplays the chances of Pace’s bill getting to Govenor Ritter’s desk during the next legislative session. From the article:

…the sort of law being pushed by Pace has historically faced fierce opposition from Front Range water organizations.

It doesn’t help that Kathleen Curry, the Gunnison lawmaker who recently dropped her Democratic Party affiliation, lost her chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee in the process. Curry, an outspoken advocate of protecting Western Slope water from Front Range attacks, will no longer have the power she once did to shepherd such a bill through that important committee.

Pace’s bill, as important as it is, will likely be swimming upstream at the state Capitol.

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