Western Water Supply at Risk from Dual Impacts of Oil Shale Development and Climate Change

Outlet: Natural Resources Defense Council

August 18, 2011

Thirty million people from Wyoming to Southern California who depend on the Colorado River as a major source of water supply, including farmers who produce 15 percent of our nation’s crops, could face unprecedented water shortages if oil shale development increases in the Colorado River Basin alongside unchecked climate change, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council…

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