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Bill to Protect Colorado Wilderness / Colorado River Disputes #869767

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 14, 1992
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(Studio: Susan Rook) House of Representatives has passed a bill that would protect 700,000 acres of Colorado wilderness; Many western lawmakers fear that the measure will transfer water rights from states to governments; Colorado River in danger.

(Aspen, Colorado: Pattie Logan) 21 million people depend on the Colorado River; Projects siphon off water to the extent that it does not make it to the sea; Battles over water supply; Agriculture uses about 85% of River, but suburbs are demanding a greater supply. [Interviews with Charles WILKINSON, Environmental Lawyer; George STRANAHAN, Rancher.]

Reporter(s):
Logan, Pattie
Duration:
00:03:40

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