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
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.