Colorado

Sep 5, 2009 6:53 AM by Associated Press

Developer says pipeline could move less water

An entrepreneur proposing to build a multi-billion-dollar pipeline to carry water from Wyoming to Colorado says he's considering reducing the amount of water he's seeking.

Aaron Million of Ft. Collins, Colo., has proposed building a pipeline to carry up to 250,000 acre feet of water from the Green River in Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing a detailed environmental study of his proposal.

Million's plans have run into stiff opposition in southwestern Wyoming. Many area residents have expressed concern that pumping that much water could hurt fishing and recreation. Million says he's considering reducing his proposal to avoid the possibility that the project could hurt the river environment.

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