Many of the interstate agreements governing water use are decades old. What does that mean when we get into a drought situation the signers of those agreements couldn’t imagine? This week, anchor Brock Yordy looks at the Colorado River Compact, which went into effect a century ago. Now that the West is decades into the worst dry spell in 1,200 years, what about the Compact needs to change? It’s Driller Newscast, episode 24.

This episode covers:

  • Safe driving, construction work around school zones and in neighborhoods
  • Rescue hopes for miners trapped underground in Mexico’s Coahuila state
  • How the Inflation Reduction Act would affect the drilling industry
  • Funding for rare earth mining
  • Funding for heat pumps, geothermal
  • Funding for Western drought relief
  • The Colorado River Compact and managing historic Western droughts

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