The 11,091-page Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed enlargement of Gross Dam/Reservoir and draining of the Fraser River in the Upper Colorado, release April 25th, is fatally flawed. Inaccurate, inadequate, and misleading analysis skews the environmental and social impacts of the project.
Moffat EIS Project Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
9307 South Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton, CO 80128
Re: Moffat Collection System Project (NWO-2002-080762 DEN) FEIS and Section 404 Permit Comments.
Dear Ms. Brand,
I respectfully submit the following comments on the (Permit Application NWO-2002-080762-DEN) Final Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Section 404 Permit, collectively referred to as the "Moffat" project in this document.
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There are fatal flaws within the Final Environmental Impact Statement; including inaccurate, inadequate, and misleading analysis that not only skew the potential project environmental and social impacts but, if allowed to happen, could cause irreversible damaging effects to our precious natural resources. Furthermore, this project if allowed to happen, will devastate the Fraser and Upper Colorado Rivers, and cause numerous harms to the fish, people, and businesses that depend on healthy rivers.
The Analysis in the Moffat FEIS Violates NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act.
The FEIS fails to take a hard look at the proposed Moffat project’s environmental impacts.
The Corps will violate Clean Water Act Section 404 if it issues a Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit for the Proposed Moffat Project.
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Thank you for your recognizing that I, the undersigned, am a critical part of your decision-making process. I would appreciate confirmation of receipt of this letter.