Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pipeline near Silt facing enviromentalists

by Garrett

Enviromental groups and Pitkin County Colorado (Aspen) commisioners have sued the BLM and the United States Forest Service for a pipeline that would go through roadless areas.
The 25.5 mile, 20 inch diameter pipeline would run north to Divide Creek. Enviromental groups say a 100 foot wide construction corridor would violate the roadless rule. Some other plaintiffs incude Western Wilderness Workshop, Western Colorado Congress, Western Slope Enviromental Resource Council, and High Country Citizens Alliance and Center for Biological Diversity. The BLM and The Forest Service management have said the pipeline is legal and would disturb few acres.

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