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Colorado wants to keep investors from flipping water rights. Let the speculation begin.

Want to understand water speculation in Colorado?  Let’s say you’re in line at a pizza shop. Hear us out.  There’s a big sign at the pizza counter saying, “Limited quantities due to climate change. Buy only what you can eat.”  But the guy in front of you buys five pizzas for $20 each. He starts […]

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Western states chart diverging paths as Colorado River water shortages loom

By Sophia Eppolito and Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY — As persistent drought and climate change threaten the Colorado River, several states that rely on the water acknowledge they likely won’t get what they were promised a century ago. But not Utah. Republican lawmakers approved an entity that could push […]

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Colorado’s ornery, independent water guardians finally agree on one thing: Wall Street can look elsewhere

The calls came in shortly after the story in The New York Times announced Wall Street was on the prowl for “billions in the Colorado’s water.” “Can you help us? How do we get started?” wondered the New York financiers, pals of Andy Mueller, the manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District.  “My response […]