Access Utah
12:51 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Pipeline Proponents and Opponents on Thursday's Access Utah

Two pipeline debates: one program.

Proponents of two proposed pipelines say that growing areas need more water. Opponents raise objections, including threats to endangered fish, impaired water rights, and budget problems.

In the first half Thursday, we’ll look at the proposed Lake Powell pipeline with Ron Thompson, manager of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, and Christi Nuffer, director of Citizens for Dixie’s Future.
We’ll also see how a Lake Powell pipeline might affect Iron County. And should there be increased water conservation? We’ll talk with Brent Hunter, board chairman of the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District.

In the second half, it’s the Green River pipeline, which would transport water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir to the Denver area. Our guests will include Fort Collins businessman Aaron Million, who is proposing the Wyco Power and Water Project, and Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council, which is opposed to the pipeline.