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http://www.flashreport.org/blog/2013/09/30/buried-treasure-in-the-mojave-water/ Flashreport.org, guest post by Laer Pearce Sep 30, 2013 One would think that if a huge underground lake existed less than 100 miles from Southern California water users who live continually on the edge of a water supply crisis, there would be a rush to get that water into Southern California's water system. One would also think, since this is California, that an extraordinarily challenging level of environmental review would be required before a single drop of that water could head toward users, and that a round of lawsuits would challenge the environmental review's conclusions.

By Floyd E. Wicks San Bernardino Sun http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_23807372/why-federal-review-makes-no-sense-cadiz-project August 7, 2013 - Despite last year's approval of the Cadiz Valley Water Project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) -- long considered the nation's toughest environmental law -- a handful of project opponents are now pushing for an expensive and time-consuming federal "do over." Doing so disrespects our state's environmental process, discounts the voices of supportive stakeholders and impedes needed water supplies and jobs for thousands. Here's why the idea of a federal process should be summarily rejected: