Colorado Springs answers critics of pipeline project


The rebuttal was submitted to Pueblo County Tuesday, and will be the center of discussion with commissioners and staff when the county’s public hearing on SDS continues at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.

 The rebuttal shows a willingness by Colorado Springs to put its commitments into writing in order to secure a Pueblo County permit for the project. At the same time, it rejects the idea promoted by District Attorney Bill Thiebaut and the Sierra Club that Pueblo County would have any authority to enforce conditions imposed by Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers or any state agency.