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Interior Secretary Haaland Says Drought Demands Investment, Conservation


Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says confronting the years-long drought gripping the West requires a heavy federal infrastructure investment to protect existing water supplies.

But she says it also depends on efforts at all levels of government to reduce demand by promoting water efficiency and recycling. Western states are experiencing the worst drought in modern history. Haaland spoke at the start of a three-day visit to Colorado that includes a visit to the Bureau of Land Management’s new headquarters in Grand Junction, established by the Trump administration in 2019.