Friday, November 8, 11:30 in front of Mesquite City Hall
On Friday November 8th, the City of Mesquite Mayor Al Litman, the Moapa Band of Paiutes, local businesses and the Sierra Club will host a press conference to denounce the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) plans to allow oil and gas development in local Southern Nevada community waters.
On November 12th 2019, the Nevada BLM will hold a lease sale for 574,075 acres of land in the Ely District. Over 100,000 of those acres are in the East Mormon Mountains and the Tule Desert. The land is North of Mesquite in the water basin where the surface and subterranean water flows through in to Lake Mead through the Virgin River, Muddy river and the Meadow Valley Wash. The leasing of these lands for oil and gas development threatens the waters that Southern Nevada communities rely on-- including the City of Mesquite, Henderson, Las Vegas, the Moapa Band of Paiutes and Clark County.