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Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Via Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 24, 2017 Contact: Marc Fink, (218) 464-0539, mfink@biologicaldiversity.org Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds Federal Judge Requires Additional Environmental Analysis From BLM LAS VEGAS— A federal court judge today found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to show how it would compensate … Continue reading Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

   by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance A windmill blade knocks the head off a Cooper’s hawk interrupting the late afternoon peace in Spring Valley, just outside Ely, Nevada. The blade tosses the hawk’s body onto yellow gravel the power company spread, over living soil, in circles around their windmills. The ever-present Great Basin … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Pine Nuts, and True Sustainability

The Swamp Cedars and the Nevada Water Grab

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance The Swamp Cedars in Spring Valley, Nevada have grown long memories. They stand on the valley floor under the bright Great Basin stars where the skies are still unspoiled by the encroaching glow of electricity. Beneath the trees’ branches, the blue petals of wild irises flutter in the … Continue reading The Swamp Cedars and the Nevada Water Grab

Max Wilbert on Resistance Radio: SNWA water grab

Max Wilbert, a long-time activist with Deep Green Resistance, has been working alongside indigenous peoples and other residents of eastern-central Nevada for the past few years as part of an effort to stop the theft of the land’s water. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) wants to build a giant pipe to take water from … Continue reading Max Wilbert on Resistance Radio: SNWA water grab

Sacred Water Under Threat

Storms chased us. Great, towering thunderstorms that came sweeping out of the west, lurking behind mountain ranges and flowing out across the valleys to drop great curtains of rain that soaked into the soil. That’s what this story is about: water. We came here, a group of us from many different places and backgrounds, to see the land that Nevada developers and Las Vegas real-estate moguls have been lusting after for twenty five years. But it’s not the land they want; it’s the water falling from these thunderstorms and melting off the fresh dusting of snow on the peaks, the water that soaks deep into stone and soil, forming basin aquifers. ... Continue reading →

At Risk: Sacred Shoshone Cedars Massacre Site in Spring Valley

Editor’s note: This first appeared on Great Basin Water Network’s Water Gab newsletter.  Read Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition’s analysis of the proposed SNWA groundwater pipeline project here. Nevada’s Great Basin consists of pinion and juniper covered mountain ranges that run North/ South like wooly worms with long, wide, mostly arid valleys in between. However, … Continue reading At Risk: Sacred Shoshone Cedars Massacre Site in Spring Valley

Final Itinerary – Sacred Water Tour 2015

These are the final details for the 2015 Sacred Water Tour. If you are interested in attending, please contact us! Note: these details supercede the previous details published here. White Pine County, Nev. – On Memorial Day weekend, a guided camping tour will travel the area to be affected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority … Continue reading Final Itinerary – Sacred Water Tour 2015

Sacred Water Tour — Updates

In about two months, we’ll be helping to lead the Sacred Water Tour in eastern Nevada, on traditional lands of the Goshute and Shoshone nations. We’re in the thick of planning the trip and coordinating with activists in the area. The latest news, which we’re pleased to announce, is that our good friend and fellow … Continue reading Sacred Water Tour — Updates

Sacred Water Tour 2015: Stop the Water Grab!

Stealing Water From the Desert? We Say No! Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a tour of sacred lands threatened by unsustainable “development”. We will spend three days visiting the communities to be affected by the water grab, learning about the project and the threatened sacred lands and waters, and camping in some of … Continue reading Sacred Water Tour 2015: Stop the Water Grab!