Some worry about Wall Street’s involvement in trading water, but two researchers argue the risks are likely overblown.
Imposing hefty taxes on speculative water sales, requiring that water rights purchased by investors be held for several years before they can be resold, and requiring special state approval of such sales are three ideas that might help Colorado protect its water resources from speculators.
Drought, growth, climate change, budget cuts, wildfires and competing demands for water are among the challenges facing the Colorado Water Plan.
Coloradans legally bet more than $1.1 billion on sports in 2020, exceeding expectations and funneling some cash to the Colorado Water Plan sooner than anticipated.
An 18-member work group charged with exploring ways to strengthen Colorado’s anti-speculation water laws is getting down to business.
Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest financial contributors to Colorado’s cloud seeding program, has dropped out this year, leaving a major hole in the program’s budget.
A recent study of a Colorado demand-management program found that the benefits would be comparable to the negative secondary impacts.
Despite widespread global success and huge opportunity for reducing fossil fuel demand, solar water heating is virtually unheard of in the U.S.
A new economic study suggests that a wide-scale water conservation program in Colorado could cost more than $120 million.
Pitkin County’s opposition to a River District tax increase is just the latest in the historically antagonistic relationship between the two entities.