Leaders outline water policy priorities. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Akin to the presidential State of the Union, the State of the State speech is an opportunity for U.S. governors to set budget priorities for the upcoming year and champion public policy success (and occasionally failures). Below are summaries of what governors said about […]
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U.S. mining company retreats from $US 4.8 billion gold and copper project. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Newmont Mining, the world’s second-largest gold producer, announced in a U.S. financial filing that it is abandoning a $US 4.8 billion copper and gold mine in Peru “for the foreseeable future.” “Newmont will not proceed with the […]
People need to be in the equation too, says Circle of Blue report Brett Walton.
Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state’s four-year drought.
The Rundown Conservation is the talk of the Colorado River Basin, but saving water is not a cure-all. A solar power proposal in Nevada would use no water. The USDA hands out water conservation grants, while the Bureau of Reclamation offers money for drought planning. Legal charges in North Carolina coal ash spill. Alabama sues […]
Cities object to mandatory limits on water use.
Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.
Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.
Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.
Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.
America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.
Better plans and more data are needed to guide response. Photo © Heather Rousseau / Circle of Blue Natural gas wells dot the landscape in Garfield County, in northwest Colorado. Energy is the theme of the first of four drought meetings this fall hosted by the Western Governors’ Association, a forum for state leaders. Click […]