Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, July 28, 2017


Rob Mrowka, (702) 218-9911,

Federal Judge to Hear Arguments on Las Vegas Water Grab

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— The Center for Biological Diversity will present oral arguments Monday in U.S. District Court in a case that could decide whether a massive water pipeline to Las Vegas can be built.

The Center argues that the Southern Nevada Water Authority's $15.5 billion groundwater development project violates federal environmental laws and would endanger wildlife, public lands and rural communities.

The case is being heard together with a second lawsuit brought by White Pine County, the Great Basin Water Network, American Indian tribes and other groups.

What: Oral arguments on Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline lawsuit

When: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Where: U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon's courtroom (Courtroom 6C); Lloyd D George Courthouse; 333 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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