Court blocks Sterling Ranch development citing water supply

A judge has reversed Douglas County’s approval of the $4.3 billion Sterling Ranch development of 12,050 new homes.

The reason: failure to line up enough water.

County commissioners are livid, vowing an appeal

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Feds prepare to open South Park for drilling near metro water source

FAIRPLAY — The federal Bureau of Land Management is preparing to open South Park — metro Denver’s main water source — to oil and gas drilling.

But Aurora Water, local authorities and conservationists are pushing back, demanding careful planning before any land is leased.

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Hickenlooper to Obama: Colorado faces gap in water supplies

Driven by drought, Gov. John Hickenlooper is urging President Barack Obama and federal engineers to speed decisions on proposed water projects designed to sustain urban growth.

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