Colorado River headwater states are being inundated by thousands of proposed oil and gas wells, tar sands, oil shale and other dirty energy projects that threaten to pollute precious water supplies and habitat for thousands of species of fish and wildlife. New proposed water diversions of Colorado River headwaters also threaten to dry up flows downstream for people and wildlife, even as drought grips the lower portions of the basin.
Worse yet, rising temperatures are shrinking headwater snowpacks and reducing water flows, thereby compounding the impacts of pollution and proposed river diversions. Whether you love these precious headwaters, the hard-working Colorado River, or your water supply, it’s time to act.
More than 80% of LA’s water is imported, including water from the mighty Colorado River.
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