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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 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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