Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project
November 29, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California cities and counties.
The lawsuit takes aim at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for allowing Cadiz Inc. to build a 43-mile pipeline to transfer the water from its desert wells into the Colorado River Aqueduct so it can be sold to local water districts.
The BLM released guidelines during the Obama administration to block construction of the pipeline along an existing federal railroad right of way but the Trump administration reversed them thi...