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California Drought News: Sex in shower conservation, and freedom in water markets...a summer of love?



This is a public service campaign suggesting you save water...and suggesting some other things too.
This is a public service campaign suggesting you save water...and suggesting some other things too.
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Friday's news is going to make you wait for it...when it comes to an explanation for the picture above.

The Wall Street Journal takes on pricing and other big-think policies that various authors claim are worsening the drought.

Although there may be good reasons to ensure that some fish and wildlife be protected, we should not pretend that this protection is costless. Agencies that divert water for environmental purposes should be required to budget explicitly for the lost revenue associated with the decision to divert it for this purpose, rather than allowing it to be sold at the market price for urban or agricultural use. (WSJ)

...and he argues that farmers, who might have to pay more for water on a more-open market, should get extra money to help them transition to the free market.

VIDEO: Get paid for doing it nice!

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