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Published: Friday, June 20 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Launce Rake

Fermina does a great job of emphasizing the relationship Native Americans have with our natural resources. The remarkable thing about this effort, to oppose the Las Vegas developers' demand for more water, at any cost, to maximize their profits, is the way that it has brought together Native Americans, ranchers and conservationists in a way that is totally new.
If this Water Grab goes forward, it would be anothr chapter in the sad story of narrow economic interests crushing the livelihoods and aspirations of Native Americans - and many of their neighbors in rural Nevada and Utah.

Rob Mrowka

This proposal is of critical importance to the bulk of Utah and Nevada citizens. Will a developer-controlled agency (Southern Nevada Water Authority) be allowed to continue to jeprodize the stability and existence of local communities - large and small - to satisfy the gred of the growth junkies? I certainly plan to be in the fight to oppose this impending disaster and I applaude the indigenous tribes for doing the same!


The article reports that SNWA plans to pump and export 250 miles away 16 million gallons per year. The actual amount of water SNWA plans to export from Snake Valley is more than 16.2 BILLION gallons per year.

Mr. Davis' claim that the water isn't being used is not true. All the water is currently being used. It's being used to support the environment and the livelihoods of people in Snake Valley. There is no "free" water -- a fact that SNWA continually obfuscates.

Jo Anne Garrett

Here in the Great Basin, our Native American neighbors are priceless allies in the struggle to save this elegant landscape from desolation through water mining. The Tribes' deep understanding of
the restraint that is necessary to keep this land healthy and productive is information not to be ignored. No amount of monetary profit from unsustainable development could merit exportng the vital groundwater that sustains the vast and welcoming beauty of this territory.

David Chavez

Utah people need to realize that the underground water they plan on pumping in Nevada also extends into Utah. Take a close look at the Central Arizona Water Project and see who made money off of it. Land developers along that canal so people could have a swimming pools, fountains, golf courses and can help feed themselves by having water for a garden. The one thing we can not replace or substitute is water. This is the "giver of life" and developers do not care about the future.

Water is the issue

when Vegas started years ago ...it a desolate desert, water was the issue...keep the water where it is! It is time to let wisdom prevail over the all mighty buck!


Cadillac desert, google it

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