Why the West is struggling to solve its Colorado River problem


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Last week, the seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River failed to find consensus on a water conservation plan, leading to a potential intervention by the Biden administration to avoid a water and power catastrophe. POLITICO’s Annie Snider unpacks the tricky politics of the water dispute and how it may mirror future political battles over adapting to climate change. Plus, racially-motivated extremists have been charged for plotting an attack on Baltimore's power grid.

Josh Siegel is an energy reporter for POLITICO.

Annie Snider covers water issues for POLITICO Pro.

Nirmal Mulaikal is a POLITICO audio host-producer.

Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

Jenny Ament is the executive producer of POLITICO’s audio department.

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