Utahans who took on Las Vegas over West Desert Water

From left to Right: Millard County Commissioners John C. Cooper and Kathy Walker, and Utah Assn of Counties lawyer Mark Ward. Cooper vowed to fight the plan for a Las Vegas pipeline if it cost him his job. In 2008, he was forced from office, but not before his incessant lobbying forced the Utah State Legislature to install a Snake Valley rancher on a negotiating committee with Nevada to protect West Desert water from a proposed Las Vegas pipeline. Photo: Emily Green