Colorado's Big Straw
"Nicknamed the "Big Straw," it is a big, old-fashioned kind of idea, reminiscent of the mega-water projects that greened the West in the 20th century. Estimates of its cost start at $2.5 billion and climb. Opponents call it a giant boondoggle in the making that would suck water from some of Utah's most popular rafting spots and deplete flows needed by endangered fish."
Thanks to Chris Steins