From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Bobby Magill):
“We’re just double checking things,” Million said. “We’ve been making sure we had the application just the way we wanted it.”[…]
Million said he wants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct the study because of the pipeline’s hydroelectric power generation potential and the agency’s ability to issue a permit in less time than the Army Corps.
Several Larimer County water districts and irrigators have expressed interest in the pipeline, which is vigorously opposed by about 20 Colorado environmental groups because of its possible impacts to Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the Green River.