Colorado lawmakers unanimously thwart federal water grab

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Colorado lawmakers unanimously made federal water grabs almost impossible.The Colorado Water Rights Protection Act passed both the Colorado House and Senate without a single dissenting vote. The bill thwarts federal efforts to control or own water that begins on or passes through federal land, and to do so without paying for it.That’s important in our region because about 80 percent of Eagle and Summit counties are federal land, said Glen Porzak, one of the world’s leading water attorneys.In fact, the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority both have water infrastructure on federal …

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