High Country News July 24, 1981
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The focus of Colorado River controversy is a federal plan to meet increased electrical power needs by expanding generation at Glen Canyon Dam, just upstream of Grand Canyon National Park.
Trying to lure economic growth to Colorado's Western Slope, Club 20 has promised everyone from winemakers to oil shale developers that they can have room to grow with minimal governmental interference.
In a precedent-setting move that has stirred some corporate nerves, the Western Fuels Corp. has agreed to spend at least $15 million to help western Colorado's Rio Blanco County prepare for a new coal mine.