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Stop the Las Vegas Water Grab

746 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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  • Press Clewe
    Press Clewe United States, Reno
    Dec 16, 2016
    Dec 16, 2016
    Remember when LV was a dustbowl? Now they want more than their fair share of everyone else's water! The answer is NO, no more water for you from our DRY state and the other contiguous states. The only thing pretty about LV is its being close to Valley of Fire and Red Rock SP's. The rights on the Colo. R are or nearly depleted. Go buy an ice cube from the vanishing Artic or maybe the Columbia; want a fight, go there and try your antics and Wash. St will bash your brains in! (Tee-Hee)
  • Richard Anderson
    Richard Anderson United States, Reno
    Dec 13, 2016
    Dec 13, 2016
    As a native of White Pine County, I ask that Clark County not be allowed to ruin Northern Nevada by stealing and wasting the water that makes Northern Nevada the beautiful treasure it is.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 08, 2016
    Nov 08, 2016
    Good Luck, that said, We the American people DEMAND to know the TRUTH, We are tired of the LIES, NO MORE Politician LIES, ENOUGH is ENOUGH, so before you VOTE, watch this very highly informative video the biased mainstream media underreports, HIDES, and will NEVER show it to the American people: Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY
  • David Carter
    David Carter United States, Cedar Lake
    Nov 04, 2016
    Nov 04, 2016
    Water conservation is a better solution!
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