On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)’s office sent out a press release that contained the following sentence: “Congresswoman Boebert is a strong advocate for rural water storage projects, and in the House FY 2023 appropriations package, she secured $229.26 million for water conservation and delivery projects and an additional $50 million for rural water projects that will help combat western drought.”
This story first appeared in High Country News on June 27, 2022.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) continues to deny the realities of climate change, rather blaming “radical” environmentalist groups and Democrats for contributing to the severe drought conditions that have plagued much of western Colorado by impeding action through legal challenges.
Conservation Colorado issued report cards assessing the conditions of several of the state’s major rivers last week, and the final grades bring some bad news.
The Outdoor Industry Association, along with 77 Colorado businesses, penned an open letter stating the need to elect leaders who plan on combating climate change.