(Salt Lake Tribune) Claire Geddes: Utah’s designs on Colorado River water would ignore the facts and evade the law

Planned Colorado River Authority is designed to get around Utah’s open government and conflict-of-interest laws.

February 22, 2021; by Claire Geddes | Special to The Tribune

“Utah House Bill 297 is a dangerous spending bill that provides its benefactors with exemptions to conflict-of-interest laws that raises serious moral questions about what is happening at the Utah Legislature.The bill creates another heavily-funded and secretive government agency — the Colorado River Authority — that would receive an initial $9 million, plus $600,000 per year thereafter, in addition to collecting unknown sums of money from other agencies…”

Read the entire article here: https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2021/02/23/claire-geddes-utahs/