‘Oil shale development would involve intensive use of water’ — Alan Hamel


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

“We have to protect the water we have, as well as provide water for endangered species,” said Alan Hamel, executive director of the Pueblo Board of Water Works and a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. “Oil shale development would involve intensive use of water, particularly for use in power generation.” Last month, the Pueblo water board and other members of the Front Range Water Council weighed in on the Bureau of Reclamation’s environmental impact statement for oil shale and tar sands…

The Front Range Water Council includes the major organizations that import water from the Colorado River: Denver Water, the Northern and Southeastern Colorado water conservancy districts, Aurora Water, Colorado Springs Utilities, Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Co. and the Pueblo water board. Collectively, they provide water to 4 million people, 82 percent of the population in Colorado.

More Front Range Water Council coverage here and here.

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  1. Reblogged this on greentalkkenya and commented:
    Its common for children to indulge in video games and indoor entertainment as opposed to outdoor engagement.This has resulted in inactivity and health issues.Admittedly children conectedness with natural environmnt is dwindling.The result is our children lack of appreciation for the natural world and sense of nature-ness is all missing.Its upon the parents to encourage their children to indulge in outside entertainment and to improve their physical wellness

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