. . . and Utah officials had no backbone-

This gets more and more disgusting the longer the story goes on.

Today’s article in the Salt Lake Tribune has a handy sidebar with links to past articles.

Did Utah blink in Snake Valley talks? Water » New documents show Beehive State’s position changed after Nevada’s threats. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Don’t forget to read this High Country News feature as background. Silenced Springs? Great Basin waters face threats big and small. By J. Madeleine Nash. High Country News.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He has been a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and also its President. For many years he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Nevada threatened Utah on Snake Valley

  1. Rob says:

    Both headlines are true. Utah was bullied by the powers that be in Las Vegas. Also, Utah leaders had no backbone. I grew up in the area that is going to lose the water. I really feel bad for the ranchers. How much more growth are we going to allow in Southern Nevada? The answer to that all depends on how much water they can get and by taking this water from Utah they are really stretching. Next might be a pump and desalinizer so they can use water from the Great Salt Lake. It truly is sad what has happened.

  2. monty says:

    The “human growth holocaust” will not be slowed down in the near future. All environmental problems are beset by the “Four Jackasses of the apocalypse” arrogance, apathy, greed & igorance!

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