CO Farmers, Elected leaders, Business owners urge Obama to protect waterways

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Here’s the release from Environment Colorado (Heather Kryczka/Patrick Stelmach):

Elected Leaders, Local Farmers, Business Owners Speak Out for Cleaner Colorado Waterways

WHAT: Environment Colorado will release letters of support from over 100 Colorado elected officials, farmers, and businesses who are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to safeguard the Colorado River, the South Platte River and waters across Colorado and the country from pollution.

After more than a decade of risk for waterways such as the South Platte, the Colorado, the Arkansas and other rivers nationwide, Environment Colorado is urging President Obama to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act by restoring critical protections to these waters immediately through final guidelines and a new standard.

WHEN: Thursday, January 12th, 12:30 pm

WHERE: Colorado State Capitol, west side steps, Lincoln Street
between 14th and Colfax Avenues

Speakers:

James Martin, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Administrator

Dominick Moreno, Mayor pro tem, Commerce City

Bill Dvorak, Dvorak Expeditions, Owner

Alex Manzo, Confluence Kayaks, Owner

Patrick Stelmach, Environment Colorado, Field Organizer

Heather Kryczka, Environment Colorado, Field Organizer

More Colorado River basin coverage here.

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