Water

Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment
Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment
Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority.
Will Congress leave the Colorado River high and dry?
Will Congress leave the Colorado River high and dry?
After months of negotiations, seven basin states wait for Congressional approval.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
Colorado water map
Colorado water education forum provides maps and information.
Wetlands program wasn't
Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.
The list no Idaho stream wants to be on
EPA increases official list of Idaho's polluted rivers to 800.
Animas-La Plata a financial boondoggle
Inspector General's office says the Animas-La Plata water project is "economically infeasible."
Fish benefit from trade
Rancher Rocky Webb swaps his water rights in a stream for a year's worth of hay to help restore steelhead trout.
Utah and the Ute Tribe are at war
Distrust from past betrayals makes Utes stall Utah on Central Utah Project.
Wyoming dam gets go-ahead
Construction of Sandstone Dam is approved despite doubts about the geologic suitability of the site.
The Great River becomes a great sewer
The bi-national program Project del Rio monitors the increasing pollution of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Endangered waters
American Rivers lists 10 endangered rivers.
Changing the law of the river
Bureau of Reclamation releases draft plan to change the way the Colorado River is managed in Nevada, Arizona and California.
A savage SLAPP suit
Group wants to stop impending destruction of Savage Rapids Dam in Oregon.
Rural area beats back water diversion plan
American Water Development Inc. loses battle for San Luis, Colo., water.
Irrigation pumps kill salmon
Survey finds faulty screens at more than half of Northwest's dams.
Cities fight to keep water out of the Platte
The South Platte River is being captured by cities.
Oregon dam is in limbo
Future of Elk Creek Dam undecided after new ruling.
BuRec downsizes
Bureau of Reclamation moves from Denver, Colo., office to Washington, D.C., as part of overhaul.
Colorado told to stop stealing water
Judge rules Colorado has been stealing Arkansas River water from Kansas for 45 years.
From driveways to watersheds
Effort launched to reduce nonpoint pollution to Truckee River through education and conservation.
Seattle resident turns open sewers back into streams
John Beal crusades to restore northwest streams.
Coal firm may pull its straw out of aquifer
Hopi Tribe pushes for Peabody Western Coal Co. to build a pipeline and stop pumping groundwater.
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