Nevada's Plan To Develop The Desert
A recently introduced bill "would ease the way for hundreds of miles of water pipelines across federal land and carve out 87,000 acres of public holdings the equivalent of nearly three San Franciscos to sell for private development around the county's scattered little communities... The proposal to sell off federal land here is the latest in a series of congressional acts, launched in 1998, that are helping fuel southern Nevada's explosive expansion. The approach Nevada officials are pushing is being eyed as a model in other Western states where the federal government controls huge swaths of land."
Thanks to Chris Steins