Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Protesters win

Dakota Access pipeline won't be built at Standing Rock

New York Times

New York Times

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory on Sunday in its battle to block an oil pipeline being built near its reservation when the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River. The Army said it would look for alternative routes for the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline, to replace the route a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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West Slope water interests prevail at high court

Aspen Daily News

A long-awaited ruling issued by the Colorado Supreme Court sends Aurora back to court to discern exactly how much water the municipality can divert from the headwaters of the Fryingpan River through the Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel under Hagerman Pass. And the ruling clarifies that transmountain water rights under the Continental Divide in Colorado don't automatically come with a right to store water in a reservoir.

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U.S. Water Alliance releases One Water Roadmap

U.S. Water Alliance

America's water future is at a crossroads. The U.S. Water Alliance and its partners are working to make the case for the One Water approach. This roadmap puts forward key strategies and real-world examples of One Water management in action, serving as a guide to changing the way water is managed in America. ► LEARN MORE

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