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Coyote Springs 3868a

Coyote Springs 3868a
This lifeless looking picture is of Coyote Springs, an area that was being developed in 2007 to be an entirely new city about 50 miles north of Las Vegas on US 93. While I typically try to be understanding of development, I find the entire concept of Coyote Springs to be completely unfathomable. It is being built along a 2-lane highway 30 miles from the nearest Interstate (I-15), in an area where there is a limited supply of water, no existing industry, and no recreational potential other than high desert scrub and mountains. It simply seemed to be an effort to take what was a relatively pristine natural environment and destroy it. Of course, because it is being built, it will also draw from the water resources north of it, causing damage there as well. It seems to be the epitome of irresponsible development -- but then, the West is famous for that. Hopefully the credit and stock market crash of 2008 will stop this development. UPDATE: Yea! Due to the collapse of the real estate market, a large part of the development is going to be leased out for solar power generation: ( )