In Boulder visit, Nancy Pelosi calls on Western states to lead the charge on Colorado River issues
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the National Center for Atmospheric Research — the campus in Boulder that’s a hub for scientists studying climate change and water — on Wednesday. … she and Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse promoted Democrats’ recent climate and tax package. The new law… includes $4 billion for water conservation efforts along the Colorado River. The aid comes as reservoirs on the river have dropped to unheard-of levels, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced cuts that will limit water supplies to some lower-basin states and Mexico. Asked how the federal government should intervene in the tense negotiations between the watershed states, Pelosi stressed that Congress would look to the states to lead the way.
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