Christo Gets Go-Ahead to Drape Fabric Over Arkansas River

November 8, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Despite many months of vocal opposition by some conservationists, anglers and fly-fishing guides, today the federal government granted the artist Christo permission to begin work on his plan to drape fabric over several miles of the Arkansas River in Colorado.  “‘After careful consideration of the potential impact to the Arkansas River and the wildlife and plants that inhabit this beautiful area, we believe that steps have been taken to mitigate the environmental effects of this one-of-a-kind project,’ [Interior Secretary Ken] Salazar said.”  Bruce Finley reports in the Denver Post.  (Thanks to reader Jon Conner for this link.)

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