#LakePowellPipeline: FERC is moving ahead with the EIS #UT

Glen Canyon Dam

From The St. George News (David DeMille):

In agreeing to move ahead with the environmental analysis, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launches a 60-day period for public comment on the project, which has been controversial in communities along the Colorado, a river system that supplies water to some 40 million people across seven states but is in danger of shrinking supplies because of climate change and overuse.

“This is a major milestone toward meeting southern Utah’s need to diversify its water supply and develop resources to meet anticipated demand,” said Eric Millis, director of the Utah Division of Water Resources. “Permitting a water project is a lengthy process and this is a significant step.”

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