LDS Church opposes water pipeline for Las Vegas

An attorney for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was among those who voiced opposition at the conclusion of weeks of hearings about a proposed water pipeline that would serve Las Vegas residents.

The Nevada State Engineer in Carson City, Nev., has held multiple hearings since September about the proposal by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to build a 285-mile long pipeline. The water would come from aquifers in eastern Nevada that feeds springs throughout the area as well as parts of western Utah.

The state engineer is reviewing the applications, and concluded the hearings Friday. A decision is not expected for about six months.

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