Governor Herbert says he won't change his mind on Snake Valley water sharing agreement

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 19, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Gold equals water. The tables at a Las Vegas casino never has water on it. They need to put their money where their mouth is.

    Money equals you can buy anything but water.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Thank you governor. This will not end the fight, but it will signify that Utah does not give away their water. Both Utah and Nevada should adopt water conservation programs similar to those of Phoenix.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 19, 2013 4:01 a.m.

    The Utah legislators are seeing dollar signs instead of common sense and doing the right thing for the people of Utah and the residents of Northern Nevada who also shared the same response. Las Vegas will have to learn to be more conservative in the development and growth and stop thinking they can push people around for their own selfish greed. It was a cooperative decision of Northern Nevada and Utah to stop Las Vegas from stripping people's water from them. Water used in and near the aquifer will replenish the aquifer, water diverted 1,000 miles away does not recycle to those who need it to survive.

    Nevada needs to set some priority for resource uses, fun and games are not life sustaining needs, farming, ranching, and water are resources for life for everyone, not just one big golf course. Liveing or dead, Nevada needs to make some hard choices of serving the people or corporate Las Vegas.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:45 p.m.

    Good for the Governor to stick by his guns since it is an important issue for those out in Western Utah. It may be a desert but there are agricultural purposes for the last 150 years for some. Las Vegas needs to pony up with what it takes to be a part of a compact that would be similar to the Colorado River basin flow from over 100 years ago. Even California has found out through the courts that Utah has some rights to water that should be defended. The AG sitting in his office wielding his lost sword or broken sword doesn't help on this matter. The Legislative members need the expertise of the AG but he already has issues with people and corporations from Nevada. If he raises his head too much the State of Nevada may find some other information about our AG that may not be positive.

    The Governor needs good advice, not advice from someone who has ethical issues, at least. Time will tell after tomorrows Interim Session with a different type of discussion than normal budgetary or a list of issues.

    The AG was even missing from the GOP convention in May.