A bill that would set the stage for turning off the water at the NSA datacenter facility in Bluffdale, Utah received a public hearing on Nov. 19, 2014. There was significant grassroots support. A report in Wired called the hearing “remarkable,” and noted that there was no direct opposition from the committee members.  Read about the hearing here.

Earlier in 2014, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed HB0128 into law, banning the state from participating in an NSA surveillance program that former NSA chief technical director William Binney has called the “greatest threat to the Constitutional republic since the civil war.”