The creation of a new state comes with risks. A new state would have to draw up new water agreements which are critical to agriculture and uses 85 percent of Colorado’s water.
Yeah, this is a dealkiller right there. Northeast Colorado is a semidesert. They can't grow anything without irrigation water, which comes from somewhere else. And that somewhere else would not be inclined to provide water to a bunch of separatists that splintered off from the state of CO.
“I say 80 percent of the oil and gas revenue in the state of Colorado is coming out of northeastern Colorado – Weld, Yuma County, and some of other counties,” Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said. “Seventy percent of the K-12 funding is coming off the state lands in Weld County alone. I’m telling you we are economic drivers.”
I'm calling bull shite there. No way 70% of the education money in CO is coming from one county. Sounds like he's pulling that figure out of his ass.
More ignunt rural legislators trying to talk tough. With demographic change, they don't run the state anymore. They don't like it, but they'll have to get used to it.