Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Drink More Water

There is not enough water in the desert.  Life depends on finding the scarce and often rare resource and every bit of the American Southwest lacks an adequate amount to support even its sparse population.

The way in which humans have managed to manipulate water to grow our cities at the expense of native people and the environment is yet another example of shameful greed and capitalist exploitation.

Similar in the way that Las Angeles drained the Owens Valley and surrounding farms for water in the first Decade of the 20th century, Las Vegas has proposed a water pipeline to divert water from the Goshute Indian Reservation Lands in Eastern Nevada.  Talks are happening now but if history represents our future the native tribes in our country are once again facing a heartbreaking force of destruction and exploitation even still in the first decade of the 21st century.

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