Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard Water

Posted: Sep 29, 2010

Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard WaterThis report by Western Resource Advocates and Environmental Defense Fund illustrates why legislation is needed to curtail the risk unmitigated climate change poses to western water supplies and highlights the inextricable links between energy and water in the region. Climate and clean energy policy is also smart water policy. Transitioning away from forms of energy that emit health-harming greenhouse gases can also free-up the vast amounts of water formerly used for energy production.

Read the full report here and the executive summary here.

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