Governor Freudenthal Urges Caution On Water Project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Dave Freudenthal says a Colorado businessman's plan to pipe water from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range must not affect any Wyoming water users or future water development in the state.

Freudenthal submitted written comments Monday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging the agency to carefully scrutinize the proposal by Aaron Million. He wrote that he remains opposed to the project.

Million wants to build a $3 billion, 560-mile pipeline to move Wyoming's and Colorado's unallocated water from the Green River Basin to eastern Wyoming and the Front Range of Colorado. It would divert water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The Wyoming governor says federal review of the proposal should include potential impacts on wildlife and endangered species.

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