Written comments on the final Study reports were accepted between December 12, 2012 and April 19, 2013. During that time, more than 60 substantially different comments were received. These comments may be used to inform future planning activities in the Basin.
The comments are available for viewing, and linked below.
Comments submitted by organizations:
Academy of Natural Medicine
Advanced Laser Separation International
Coalition to Protect the Missouri River
Department of Wildland Resources
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
National Park Service
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Energy Resources Company (comment #1)
Natural Energy Resources Company (comment #2)
Solar Power & Water Inc.
The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization
Western Area Power Administration
Comments submitted by citizens:
Chapman, Y (lmc)
Click, Dave and Sue
Duffield, Mary Rose
Elder, Orin W.
Faircloth, Justin (submitted comment #1)
Faircloth, Justin (submitted comment #2)
Germigniani, Anthony P.
Howard, Kevin J.
Ruff, James D.
Schreiner, Scott A.
Senneker, Janet L.
Sonin, John S.
Yazzie, Vincent H. (comment #1)
Yazzie, Vincent H. (comment #2)
Approximately 17,000 people submitted an identical comment letter via the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) website. An additional 700 letters very similar in content were submitted through this website. These letters also included topics such as:
- Parks and recreation areas in the Basin, and the wildlife that they sustain, are national treasures and priceless to future generations.
- Parks are crucial for recreation, national and international tourism, and education.
- Parks are important to local and state economies.
- Parks must be included in transparent discussions of future water allocations, and water for park needs must be protected.
- Healthy riparian areas and wildlife are the highest priority for water, and full consideration must be given to the Multi-Species Conservation Plan developed for the lower Colorado River Basin.
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