groundwater http://kuer.org en Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water http://kuer.org/post/governor-urged-renegotiate-snake-valley-water <p></p><p>A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and political leaders sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert, asking him not to sign a deal worked out with the state of Nevada to divide water rights in the Snake Valley.&nbsp; Steve Erickson represents the Great Basin Water Network.&nbsp; He says the deal worked out three years ago should be scrapped and the states should negotiate a new one.</p><p>"We have plenty of time to do further science and assess the potential damages from this project before we sign on the bottom line," Erickson told reporters at the Utah state capitol.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:11:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 22187 at http://kuer.org Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water Salt Lake City Toxic Plume May Get Superfund Status http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-toxic-plume-may-get-superfund-status <p>A toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater in a Yalecrest neighborhood for more than 20 years may be cleaned up under the federal Superfund program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted a proposal Friday to add the groundwater plume to the National Priorities List of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.&nbsp; The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, and city of Salt Lake all support the EPA Superfund proposal.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:14:21 +0000 Andrea Smardon 18290 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City Toxic Plume May Get Superfund Status Could Utah and Nevada Go to Court over Great Basin Water? http://kuer.org/post/could-utah-and-nevada-go-court-over-great-basin-water <p>The director of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Pat Mulroy, is threatening to take the state of Utah to the U.S. Supreme Court over an agreement to allocate groundwater in the Snake Valley on the Utah-Nevada state line. &nbsp;The statement was made in an e-mail to members of SNWA&#39;s board of directors. &nbsp;The agreement was required by federal law before a pipeline could be built carrying water from the Great Basin to Las Vegas. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:42:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 16155 at http://kuer.org Could Utah and Nevada Go to Court over Great Basin Water?