I need to understand this better. The most progressive state in the union has the most regressive policies?
Anyway, I visited California a few times. Something I noticed that apparently many in California miss is along their western border is something called an ocean. Now color me silly, but if you build say a 1/2 doze or so desalination facilities throughout the state, put in an infrastructure to move that water inland and connected it to your main water supplies, you no longer have a water crisis.
And the cost? Probably cheaper than, ummmmmm a train to nowhere.
Am I missing something here?
Ah, but the Ecotopians object mightily to desalination. The problem is that in order to remove the salt, you create a concentrated brine and then you have to put that somewhere. Pumping it back into the sea changes the ecology at the outflow there so that is a no-no to those vigilant environmentalists. Then again they object to almost every other disposal 'solution' as well. Logically speaking, to them a pristine 'natural' environment overrides any other logic. Soylent Green, anybody?
“Am I missing something here?”
No your not...
It’s kind of funny really. I live in Idaho and flood irrigate my lawn every Tuesday in the summertime. I probably use 25 thousand gallons of water a week.
It’s not wasted though, it sinks into the aquifer instead of going down the river through OR and dumping into the ocean.
Yes. Yes you are.
Something hugely obvious to even a blind person--those facilities you propose would block the scenic view of the ocean, and we can't have that.
Yeah. You're expecting democRATS to be rational and clear-thinking.
Yes, you are missing something. You are missing the fact that liberals dont use logic or reason.
Building desalination plants with the money being wasted on a failed, useless bullet train with runaway costs and a slipping schedule, requires the logical reasoning inherentbto conservatives. Our California commie liberal oppressos lack the capacitie of logic and reason. To them, feelings are all that matter and they FEEL that a moronic bullet train will save the environment by eliminating cars.
You cant think like a conservative when you watch what California politicians do. You have to think, “how would a kindrgarten child or a young Hollywood starlet FEEL anout this.” That helps you understand how Jerry Brown and his Spetznaz horde rule over the California gulag.
I cannot wait to escape from this communist hell hole and humorously watch California collapse from afar. Cue the popcorn popper. After 60 years living here, I am going to have the best time watching California crash and burn. Lol.