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Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

Editor’s Note: This originally appeared on High Country News.   Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest have declared water protection and justice our primary focus.  Join us in dismantling the systems that would leave our planet dry and lifeless. If water curtailments go into effect, which states are most vulnerable, and why? Sarah Tory, … Continue reading Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

I guess you could file this under “No Shit”. Regardless of whether drought occurs, over-allocation and the cancerous growth that is industrial civilization would create the same shortages. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest have declared water preservation and justice as our primary focus for activism. Will you join us in dismantling the systems … Continue reading Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

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

Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

ELY, Nev. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on issues concerning public land being eyed for potential oil and gas leasing in eastern Nevada. The agency’s Ely District is analyzing 94 parcels of public land covering 140,389 acres to identify potential impacts in an environmental assessment. The deadline for … Continue reading Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

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

Followup: Tubape (Pine Nut Trees) in the Great Basin

As we previously reported, members of the Paiute Nation were incensed by the Forest Service’s clearcutting of Tubape (pine nut trees, or Pinyon Pine) outside Sweetwater, Nevada in recent times. The Forest Service clearcut over 70 acres of trees in an area that is of special significance — without consulting tribes. The grove that was … Continue reading Followup: Tubape (Pine Nut Trees) in the Great Basin

Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

By Cole  Mellino, for Ecowatch California gets most of the attention in drought news coverage because so much of the state is in exceptional drought—the highest level—but 72 percent of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor data. 72 percent of the West is experiencing drought conditions and 25 percent is … Continue reading Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

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

Paiute Nation Protests Forest-Service Clearcutting of Pine-Nut Trees Near Reno, NV

Members of the Paiute nation living in northeastern Nevada are angry after the Forest Service clearcut more than 70 acres of pine nuts trees that have been used by the tribe for thousands of years, until the modern day. According to the Forest Service, the trees were cut "by mistake" as part of a federal plan to improve habitat for the Sage Grouse. ... Continue reading →