Brand & Martinez for September 10, 2012

Groundwater Plan Raises Concerns Over Fragile Aquifer

OC Coastkeeper/Pamela Crouch

Environmental groups say conserving water is cheaper and smarter than pumping it from aquifers below the Mojave Desert.

A company based in downtown Los Angeles has nursed a dream for a number of years now -- pumping billions of gallons of groundwater a year from under the Mojave Desert to the thirsty urbanized coast. The plan failed to win over LA water officials, but some in Orange County said yes. Now local environmentalists are suing to stop the project.


Chris Richard, The California Report

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