Center for Biological Diversity

Save the Sucker, Scrap the Flaming Gorge Pipeline

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The Green River flows more than 700 miles from its headwaters in Wyoming's majestic Wind River Mountains to its confluence with the Colorado River, deep in Utah's Canyonlands National Park. They're beautiful waterways and the key to recovering four endangered fish species: the razorback sucker, Colorado pikeminnow and bonytail and humpback chubs.

They're also stressed by depletions, energy development and climate change. And now these rivers are facing a terrible new threat -- the Flaming Gorge Pipeline, one of the largest and most destructive water projects in the history of the West. The pipeline would siphon off 81 billion gallons of water each year from the Green River and pump it 500-plus miles overland to fuel urban sprawl along Colorado's Front Range.  

It's an unrealistic proposal that would destroy Utah's Green and Colorado river ecosystems and the endangered fish that live there.  
   
We need your help to oppose this dangerous project. Please write to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Dec. 14 and urge it to deny the preliminary permit for this lethal pipeline.

Then spread the word to your friends on Twitter and Facebook.

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Please take action by December 14, 2011.

Photo of razorback sucker © Mark Fuller courtesy USFWS.

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