Colorado Turns Back River Access Bill for More Study

Unable to find common ground between rafting companies and private landowners, Colorado handed its new river access bill to water rights development managers — apparently the only “impartial” witnesses in the argument. “Some senators questioned the wisdom of sending the issue to the Colorado Water Congress, but Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, said it would get a fair hearing there. ‘There are problems with the bill … in regards to water-rights development in the future,’ said Whitehead, who opposed the bill.” Charles Ashby in the Grand Junction Sentinel.

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