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avatar Zombie Water Projects
December 10, 2011 09:37PM
Zombies are big business, in more ways than one. Zombie books, movies, costumes, make-up, computer games, and more are probably worth billions to our economy, not to mention the value of extra sales of axes, chainsaws, and shotguns to people who never hunt or cut down trees. But not all zombies are fictional, and some are potentially really dangerous – at least to our pocketbooks and environment. These include zombie water projects: large, costly water projects that are proposed, killed for one reason or another, and are brought back to life, even if the project itself is socially, politically, economically, and environmentally unjustified.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/petergleick/2011/12/07/zombie-water-projects-just-when-you-thought-they-were-really-dead/
avatar Re: Zombie Water Projects
December 11, 2011 09:02AM
They forgot to mention the Peripheral Canal, now known as CalFed. That thing just won't die. They have a bunch of people fooled by claiming that if they take water out of the northern part of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and send it to LA that it will make the water that's left cleaner. thumbs down
avatar Re: Zombie Water Projects
December 12, 2011 12:47AM
Actually not to send most of the water to L.A., but instead to the large AgriBusiness concerns of the southern San Joaquin Valley. (It's the just the rate payers of Southern California water districts that will bear most of the costs for the water project, while the AgriBusiness concerns gets cheap subsidized water.)



avatar Re: Zombie Water Projects
December 12, 2011 11:28AM
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plawrence
Actually not to send most of the water to L.A., but instead to the large AgriBusiness concerns of the southern San Joaquin Valley. (It's the just the rate payers of Southern California water districts that will bear most of the costs for the water project, while the AgriBusiness concerns gets cheap subsidized water.)
Sorry, I'm not into nitpicking locations. Anything south of Santa Barbara is LA to me.
avatar Re: Zombie Water Projects
December 12, 2011 11:53AM
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Dave
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plawrence

Actually not to send most of the water to L.A., but instead to the large AgriBusiness concerns of the southern San Joaquin Valley. (It's the just the rate payers of Southern California water districts that will bear most of the costs for the water project, while the AgriBusiness concerns gets cheap subsidized water.)

Sorry, I'm not into nitpicking locations. Anything south of Santa Barbara is LA to me.


I wasn't trying to nitpick the location of where the water is going, but to clarify to whom (people vs. agribusiness) the bulk of water is going to be used by. It's the agribusiness concerns that are pushing hard to revive this project.
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