U.S. Senator Hickenlooper rallies senators to help accelerate #ColoradoRiver compromise — The Hill #COriver #aridification

Governor Hickenlooper, John Salazar and John Stulp at the 2012 Drought Conference

Click the link to read the article on The Hill website (Sharon Udasin). Here’s an excerpt:

Keeping the Colorado River flowing will require concessions from seven sparring states — but Congress may have the financial mobility to help get them there, according to Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.).

“We are working in a bipartisan fashion at this point,” he told The Hill on Monday. “There’s a recognition that a lot of people’s livelihoods are at stake, and there’s a real urgency.”

Hickenlooper is at the helm of the new Colorado River Caucus — a cohort of senators from both sides of the aisle who intend to help the states agree on consumption cutbacks.

Members of the group include representatives from all seven Colorado River states: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.

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