Straube SL Trib Op-Ed Details Governor’s Thorough Approach to Snake Valley Water Decision

A Salt Lake Tribune op-ed authored by Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, applauds Gov. Gary Herbert’s “good process” in making a decision not to sign an agreement with Nevada to share groundwater under the Snake Valley.

Straube notes that, “there were no mandatory public process requirements for the governor’s decision whether to sign the Snake Valley agreement.”  Nonetheless, she details the “extensive information gathering” that informed the Governor’s “hard choice.” “I appreciate his expansive efforts to ask questions, listen to the answers and make a fully informed decision,” she writes.

To read Straube’s entire op-ed, “How Herbert approached water deal,” click here.