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Environmental groups push for removing Colorado River dam


October 2, 2019

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge Colorado River dam along the Arizona-Utah border are suing the federal government.

They say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ignored climate science when approving a 20-year operating plan for Glen Canyon Dam. The dam holds back Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the country.

Powell and Lake Mead are key to delivering Colorado River water to millions in the U.S.

Save the Colorado, the Center for Biological Diversity and...

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