Keep the Water in the Poudre - Stop Thornton's Pipe Dream!
We join the citizen's group "Stop Thornton’s Pipe Dream" in asking the Larimer County Commissioners to deny the City of Thornton's 1041 plan to move water from the Larimer County Canal to Thornton by constructing a pipeline north of Fort Collins.
We strongly support letting the water remain in the Poudre River, flowing through Fort Collins, to a takeout point in Windsor where it can connect with the pipeline heading south to Thornton.
We encourage the Larimer County Commissioners to be proactive in supporting, not only the citizens they represent, but also the Poudre River, which struggles to support our community.
If the water were to remain in the Poudre River, the increased flows would be significantly beneficial to the currently ailing health of the Poudre, as well as to wetlands, environmental and recreational resources and the communities and businesses that depend on them. Rivers are the natural, ecological pipelines for water.
In denying Thornton’s pipeline, the Larimer County Commissioners will avoid not only disrupting our ecosystem, but also the thousands of people residing in the proposed pipeline route who would be harmed by dangerously limited access to their homes, the devaluing of their properties, and the protracted destruction of their roads and communities.
We strongly urge the Larimer County Commissioners to reject the City of Thornton’s 1041 pipeline application and, in doing so, join the citizens of Larimer County in supporting the health, vitality and survival of the Poudre River; our ecological and economic backbone. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
The Keep the Water in the Poudre - Stop Thornton's Pipe Dream! petition to Larimer County Commissioners was written by Stop Thornton's Pipe Dream and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.