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Water is released into the Colorado River at the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona in 2012. On Oct. 1, environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government, saying that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ignored climate science when approving a 20-year operating plan for the dam. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

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Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge dam along the Colorado River are suing the federal government, alleging it ignored climate science when approving a 20-year operating plan for the dam near the Arizona-Utah border.

By Felicia Fonseca/Associated Press October 8, 2019
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