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Stop the Las Vegas Water Grab

729 Signatures Goal: 1,000

The Great Basin Desert of eastern Nevada and western Utah is threatened by plans of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to drill over 200 wells in one of the driest regions of the United States and pipe the water 300 miles to Las Vegas. If permitted by the State of Nevada and the Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas would pump up to 85 billion gallons of water each year from rural valleys adjacent to the Great Basin National Park and National Wildlife Refuges. The groundwater would be piped through a huge, buried pipeline network and supported above ground by hundreds of miles of power lines and roads. The groundwater exported from eastern Nevada\'s desert valleys by the Southern Nevada Water Authority would enable more sprawl development in the Las Vegas Area further impacting Las Vegas residents with congestion, pollution, and a poorer quality of life. Rural communities would be destroyed by the loss of water. Unique wildlife dependent on small streams, wetlands, and regional springs would be threatened or exterminated. Tens of thousands of acres of desert vegetation would be killed by the pumping. Las Vegas could save 40 billion gallons each year with conservation actions similar to those employed in Tucson and other desert cities says a report by the respected Pacific Institute. Water conservation and efficiency improvements are vastly less expensive and will preserve our rural landscapes and wildlife. We the undersigned ask decision makers with the Nevada State Engineer\'s Office and the Bureau of Land Management to not permit the Southern Nevada Water Authority to proceed with their destructive pump and export project.

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Great Basin Water Network http://greatbasinwaternetwork.org
  • Michael Schouten
    Michael Schouten United States, Draper
    Apr 10, 2016
    Apr 10, 2016
    Real life is not in Las Vegas....it is found in the communities that work within their means and in the delicate balance of nature.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 02, 2016
    Mar 02, 2016
    Water grab is pennywise and poundfoolish
  • Josefine
    Josefine Australia, Surry Hills
    Feb 15, 2016
    Feb 15, 2016
    Reduce the demand, dont exploit our land! the earth is not a warehouse for our needs!
  • Holly Wenger
    Holly Wenger United States, Carmichael
    Feb 07, 2016
    Feb 07, 2016
    Water conservation is the key for all urban areas. If we simply continue to dig wells in distant aquifers, they will become depleted and the local areas will be devastated. We must do better!
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    Michael Schouten United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Michael Warren Cook United States
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    Josefine Australia
    3 months ago
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    Holly Wenger United States
    3 months ago
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    K United States
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    Richard Spotts United States
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    Ron Thompson United States
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    Bill Stremmel United States
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    Mark Bird United States
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    Rick Spilsbury United States
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    Les Gould
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