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April 26, 2023: Debate over trains carrying crude oil; Indigenous tribes face water crisis

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49min 39sec
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Freight train cars in Grand Junction, Sept. 6, 2022.

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Colorado politicians want to halt a plan that would transport oil by train along the Colorado River from Utah’s Uinta Basin. They say an oil spill would endanger local communities. Also, years ago, settlers took control of the Colorado River from Indigenous tribes. Now, as the river dries up, CPR's podcast "Parched" follows the tribes' efforts to take back their rights.