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Colorado leaders cold on hot, waxy crude oil

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10min 07sec
Tom Hesse
A group of Colorado politicians gathers along the Colorado River at the Grizzly Creek rest stop in Glenwood Canyon in April. From left, Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes, State Sen. Dylan Roberts, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Julie McCluskie, State Rep. Elizabeth Velasco and Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry.

A Utah rail project is drawing strong opposition in Colorado. The Uinta Basin Railway would connect oil production in Eastern Utah with rail running through Colorado. That has politicians calling for a halt to the project, citing concerns about the Colorado River.