IBAPAH, Utah (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation plans to protest the Bureau of Land Management’s recommendation to approve a massive pipeline to carry water from rural counties along the Nevada-Utah line to Las Vegas.

Tribal leaders reacted with sharp criticism after the BLM on Friday issued the final environmental impact statement for the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s proposed water project.

They say it’s a major step forward in the process that will allow the water authority to pump up to 150,000 acre feet of water per year from Goshute and other tribe’s reservations to Las Vegas.

The 5,000-page report is now up for a 60-day review before the federal agency issues a final record of decision on the water authority’s right of way application.


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