Colorado is facing a drought for the first time since 2002. And at the state’s largest auction for unallocated water this spring, fracking companies were top bidders on supplies.
“If you have a beneficial use for the water, then you can bid for that water,” Northern Water spokesman Brian Werner said. “We see the beneficial use of the water as a positive for the economy of the whole region. Fracking is one of those uses. Our uses of water have evolved over 150 years.”
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