Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Line on Vegas

Southern Nevada water pipeline project would cross hundreds of miles to tap Great Basin National Park

Matt Pickering stands next to an irrigation rig in a field on a Spring Valley ranch owned by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in White Pine County, Nevada, in 2008. (John Locker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)


Las Vegas Review-Journal

The future of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s pipeline to eastern Nevada is in the hands of U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon. At issue is whether the authority is allowed to build its multibillion-dollar project across roughly 300 miles of federal land. What worries a coalition of local governments, tribes and environmentalists across Nevada and Utah though is the impact on water rights and their own water supply.


Utah files $1.9 billion Gold King Mine spill claim


Utah is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $1.9 billion in damages after the EPA inadvertently triggered a multistate spill from an old gold mine in Colorado. It is by far the largest known claim stemming from the August 2015 spill from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. Meanwhile, after the EPA pledged to review the rejected claims of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, the agency said there would be no review due to pending litigation.


Corporate sustainability zeroes in on water

Water Deeply & KNCN Denver

Companies that rely heavily on water have begun to test various "green" marketing strategies. What is the right path for companies interested in these efforts? Is it even possible to achieve sustainability in a water-dependent product? With Costa Rica’s ‘Water Positive Beer’ Imperial now on tap in Denver, let's sort through the claims.