Below is a statement from Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead regarding the April 11 complaint filed in District Court on the zoned land use exemption:

Our commitment to the community has been demonstrated from the beginning when we intentionally and explicitly built the requirement of consulting with Boulder County into the FERC permitting process out of a desire to incorporate local requirements and plans into the project.

We remain committed to finding a path forward with the County that respects the community’s needs and concerns while allowing the project to proceed, which is why we have initiated the 1041 application process. We believe it is important to continue working with Boulder County while we wait on a decision from the District Court. We look forward to continued conversations with County staff on a way forward.