Tags: Water

Oil Shale Forces Us to Decide Our Real Water Priorities

Oil shale is once again in the news with Chevron’s recent admission ina court filing that development activities would require substantialquantities of water. As ranchers and farmers that rely on our westernlands and access to clean, reliable supplies of water, the RockyMountain Farmers Union is committed to ensuring that developmentactivities protect our water supplies that sustain our ruraleconomies.Our organization represents more than 22,000 family farmers andranchers in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Sustainable,diverse communities are the foundation of our western heritage. Tocontinue to thrive and to produce food for... Read More

“They Don’t Speak for Me” Campaign Launches

Denver, CO, July 9, 2014 — In an effort to dispel erroneous information about the proposed Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule and false perceptions that Washington, DC lobby groups speak for all farmers on the rule, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) is launching the “They Don’t Speak For Me” campaign today, by running advertisements in several Colorado newspapers.   The goal of the campaign is to make it clear that many farmers and ranchers in Colorado support the new common-sense protections for clean water as proposed by the EPA.... Read More