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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's unanimous -- or at least unopposed

The Utah Legislature stepped to the plate and hit a home run. Both houses passed a joint resolution asking Governor Huntsman to wait for the best science possible before entering into an agreement with Nevada over Snake Valley water resources. The resolution also asked that a representative from Snake Valley be included on the negotiating team. Lt. Governor Herbert said the resolution helps Utah in the negotiations.

This is encouraging but much remains to be done.

Full reports can be found at Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Utah Senate passes joint resolution

The Utah Senate today passed a joint resolution (HJR001S01). You can see information about it at The Utah House has already passed an almost identical resolution.

According to Steve Erickson, "This resolution expresses the unanimous will of the Utah Legislature that there should be no agreement between Utah and Nevada to allow Utah's water to be pumped to Las Vegas until all scientific studies regarding groundwater development are completed. This is a strong statement against the Las Vegas water grab and in support of protecting the lives and livelihoods of the residents of Utah's West Desert from the potentially disastrous impacts of groundwater mining."

Steve Erickson, director of the Citizens Education Project 801-554-9029