Pipe dreams

Environmental consumer groups gathered on Nov. 28 for a press conference in Las Vegas to oppose the proposed Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline project. The project would transport more than 41 million gallons of water from Utah and rural Nevada to Southern Nevada with what critics claim would be potentially devastating environmental consequences.

State engineer Jason King was presented with more than 1,000 statements from members of the community urging him to not allow the pipeline project. Consumer groups and organizations in attendance included Great Basin Water Network, Nevada Conservation League, Center for Biological Diversity, Change.org and Southern Nevada Residents for Responsible Growth.

King has until March to make a decision.