Nation: President Signs WOTUS Order

President Trump signed an Executive Order that begins to unwind the Obama administration’s controversial Clean Water Rule. Also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS, the regulation was written by U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the reach of the federal government over wetlands and waterways under theContinue reading “Nation: President Signs WOTUS Order”

NISP Officials Need to Hear from YOU

The Army Corps of Engineers is holding public hearings to gather input on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) Environment Impact statement. Opponents of the project have already announced their intent to delay the project as long as they can. Northern Water officials say the appearance of supporters at the public hearings is crucial. RepresentativesContinue reading “NISP Officials Need to Hear from YOU”

Submit Your Comment on Proposed Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as “waters of the U.S.”, which is a major change to the Clean Water Act.  If implemented, this proposed regulation would place more water bodies under the authority of the EPAContinue reading “Submit Your Comment on Proposed Water Regulations”

Larimer County Hires New Planning Director

Robert “Terry” Gilbert of Mandeville, La., has been named Director of Community Development for Larimer County. Gilbert will oversee the County’s Planning and Building Services Division, which includes the planning department, building department, the Rural Land Use Center, and code compliance. Gilbert retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after manyContinue reading “Larimer County Hires New Planning Director”

Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP

Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for a speedy decision on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), saying that this summer’s drought has illustrated the importance of additional water storage. In doing so, Hickenlooper is tacitly giving support for the project, something that the Northern Water Conservation District and stateContinue reading “Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP”