Protesters oppose water pipeline to Nevada

Posted at 11:56 PM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 01:56:58-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A coalition of people protested a proposed pact that would allow Nevada to take 40 billion gallons of water annually from Utah’s Snake Valley.

The groups say the proposed water mining project to accommodate anticipated growth in Las Vegas will devastate farming and ranching in Utah’s border communities.

They say it will also cause a long-term ecological disaster that will impact public health, agriculture, recreation and the economy for decades.

Governor Herbert will decide whether he’d like to sign that pact allowing Nevada to take the water by Monday. He said Thursday that he is still studying the issue.