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Regulators grant a rehearing on pipeline proposal

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build a pipeline to deliver water ...

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DENVER (AP) -- Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build a pipeline to deliver water from southwestern Wyoming to southeast Wyoming and Colorado's Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins had sought a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for his project because a system of turbines and reservoirs that he plans to build along the pipeline would generate electricity. However a FERC official said in February that Million's application was premature and lacked specifics. Million then asked for a rehearing. The commission on Monday said that in order to afford additional time to review matters that were raised, it was granting a rehearing for further consideration. The plan has drawn almost unanimous disapproval from the states involved and has faced obstacle after obstacle as Million attempts to move forward.

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