My view: Say no to Water Pipeline agreement


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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    Dr. Moench lists the horrific consequences to Central Nevada and Utah from rustling the basin's water. They are all true, but they carry no weight with Las Vegas developers. In Las Vegas, the bottom line is the bottom line. Nevada says that if there is harm, they will stop, but these aquifers, once depleted, require thousands of years to re-charge. Utah's federal and state legislators and populace must do all in their power to stop this monstrous project.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    March 27, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    I commented to the Guv. months ago on this issue. I will again.

    Vegas is "built out". They need to stop issuing building permits. This could actually be a "win/win" for the residents. All of a sudden THEIR properties would become more valuable.

    They need to understand that water is a finite resource!

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    March 27, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    As both a teenager and adult, I have been to Snake Valley a number of times, as well as on the other side of the Deep Creek Mountain range in Nevada. The mountains and canyons, such as Granite Creek Canyon, Trout Creek Canyon, and Tom's Creek Canyon are beautiful and majestic. The Deep Creek Mountains are higher than ANY mountains along the Wasatch Front. This mountain range is some miles South of Wendover. And though shorter in length than the Wasatch Mountains, a few clouds run into them and leave a little precious moisture each year. Even with the water that flows continuously throughout the year from these mountains in the small streams into the Snake Valley, and some of the water flows into wells on the West side of the Deep Creek Range in Nevada, the valleys on both sides are largely dry, other than the fields irrigated from the few small streams and wells.

    I am NOT an environmentalist, per se. However, I would still STRONGLY URGE ONE & ALL TO CONTACT GOVERNOR HERBERT'S OFFICE and, in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS plead with him for the sake of ALL UTAHNS NOT TO SIGN THAT AGREEMENT ! ! ! ! !

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    March 27, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    I agree with the commentator. Moreover this decision should be take out of the politicians and placed with the United States Supreme Court wherein the Court can divided up the water under the doctrine of "Equitable (fair) apportionment". Utah should not be running from justice. It should be seeking it.

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    March 27, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    There are several small streams out in the west desert that have the Bonneville cutthroat trout. Draining the the water will dry up these streams and wipe out these small populations. The trout do not have the money that Vegas has , but I speak in support of the ranchers and the trout. Governor Herbert: Please do not sign!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 27, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Vegas' fountains and pools, so reviled in the tight Utah mindset, aren't the problem. People are the problem. Large amounts of people in an unsustaining environment. Yet we often see op eds here for more people; fill the quiver. Whether it's here or vegas, too many is too many.

  • lauraluwig Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    contact the governor at the utah governor(.gov) webpage under constituent services - leave a comment

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    DO NOT give away Utah water. Not to Nevada, not to Las Vegas. ESPECIALLY not to Las Vegas. They made their bed, let them sleep in it.

  • Christian 24-7 Murray, UT
    March 27, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Let Las Vegas empty their outdoor swimming pools and fountains, and put in water saving plants and artificial turf, to conserve their water instead of taking the subsistence water away from farmers and Native Americans in Utah.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 27, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Good article.

    Las Vegas should be allowed to dry up and blow away. It's an absolutely disgusting place.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 27, 2013 6:27 a.m.

    Why not form an agreement that Las Vegas can use less water than the proposed agreement?

    Enough less that the bad things in this article don't happen.