A 'WAR' Over Water?: Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government, and the Nevada Water Tipping PointSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 04/12/2014 - 22:52
A 'WAR' Over Water?: Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government, and the Nevada Water Tipping Point
By Monica Morrill
April 12, 2014
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing its position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water – this is a war over water.