fix articles 30815, southern nevada
A Q&A with environmental lawyer Simeon Herskovits (GBWN) (tags)
Environmental lawyer Simeon Herskovits discusses the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and their proposed water pipeline from the rural aquifers of Snake Valley to Las Vegas as being primarily for the interests of developers (Whittemore) on cheap land (purchased from Aerojet) much further north of the urban region. Indigenous tribes, ratepayers, ranchers and the ecosystem will all pay the price for Whittemore's wealth from the latest water heist.
SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.
NRDC Propaganda Praises Pipeline Pat (tags)
Propaganda from the NRDC praises SNWA pipeline proponent General Manager Pat Mulroy for her brilliant plan to heist groundwater from under the Goshute Nation and deliver it to her developer friends like Mr. Harvey Whittemore, an early funder of the pipeline. In the process of depleting the aquifer an entire spring fed ecosystem with endemic spring snails will be destroyed, but hey, we need more suburban sprawl in the desert so Whittemore and Mulroy can have a nice retirement at all of our expense!
Las Vegans speak out against expensive SNWA pipeline project (tags)
Anyone who wishes to comment to the Nevada State Engineer to protest the SNWA pipeline project and help protect endemic spring snails from extinction can do so today on this website link. The SNWA pipeline has been described as an economic stimulus plan for developers at the expense of ratepayers, rural people and spring fed ecosystems.
Nevada Supreme Court Rules Against SNWA Water Grab. (tags)
Recent articles discuss the ruling by Nevada Supreme Court Judge Robinson that prevents another potential water grab by the SNWA and their developer funders. Additional research reveals the intent of the SNWA pipeline from northern aquifers would benefit the developer of Coyote Springs, one Harvey Whittemore. The urban residents of Las Vegas would cover the bill of SNWA's misadventures in sheep ranching, pipeline lawsuits and other related issues for the benefit of some far out developer's scheme.
Vegas anarchists flyer against taxes, torture and war on April 15th (tags)
April 15th is Tax Day, and in honor of the occasion, a newly-formed activist group, the Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left, took their first public action today and issued their first communique with flyers posted on the streets of Las Vegas aiming to raise consciousness about the violence of the tax-and-torture warfare State.
Chemtrails Are Over Las Vegas (tags)
Unfair Sentencing (tags)
Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, seen in his office in May 2004, says he has noticed a trend in which illegal immigrants are getting prison time when probation usually is warranted.
Leaving Las Vegas for a healthier state of being? (tags)
Since Nevada is no longer a frontier state, a fundamental rethinking of health care is in order; "The libertarian attitude has to evolve" else "we should all leave"
Libraries are good (tags)
Every libertarian diehard who decries the government's involvement in anything beyond military defense is an avid user of public streets and highways--and thankful for their existence. The same can be said for national parks and libraries.
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR AT THE NUCLEAR TEST SITE (tags)
NevadaDesertExperience.org has been organizing interfaith retreats and events at the US nuclear test site for 20 years now. Taking direct action for peace is the best way to ring in the new year!