The panel wraps up their discussion by talking about Utah’s right to the water that would be taken from the Colorado.
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Plans for a pipeline that would delivery water out of Lake Powell into the thirsty south west end of the state have been underway since the 90’s. What is the project and why is it so important to future growth and sustainability for communities like St. George, UTAH.
The Powell Pipeline is in the process of undergoing study on environmental and cultural impacts of the pipeline on public lands. The path of the pipeline is set to pull from right above the Glenn Canyon Damn and then follow the highway and power line alignments in order to avoid undue impacts. The panel also discusses how the pipeline will be funded and what it will cost.
Chad Booth and our panel discuss how the Lake Powell Pipeline Project has come about. What studies were done? How is the state involved? What stage is the project in now?
On March 13, the BLM held an open house meeting in Vernal, Utah to inform people about the draft PEIS statement just released by the agency concerning oil shale and oil sands development in the Utah/Wyoming/Colorado region. There was some confusion as to the format of the meeting, and consequently, many people felt disenfranchised and frustrated they did not get to share their thoughts publicly. Several people in attendance met up with The County Seat camera crew to get their comments on the record, which is what is presented here.