Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Salt Lake Tribune Blasts Water Grab

Water Czarina Pat Mulroy has dismissed the concerns of the citizens of Utah, just as she has the concerns of those in the Silver State, as mere speedbumps on the way to defoliating the Intermountain West. But this editorial scorches the plan to pump Central Nevada - and Western Utah - dry:

Fortunately, Nevada's ill-conceived plan to tap into one of the driest and most ecologically fragile parts of the country cannot go forward without Utah's approval. And state law requires that only a "safe yield" of water, the amount that can be replenished in a year, can be pumped from an aquifer.


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