CADIZ WATER PROJECT GETS A BOOST AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES POLICY

The Trump Administration recently announced a reversal of an earlier policy instituted by the Obama administration which will now allow Cadiz Inc. to build a 43-mile pipeline to carry water from the desert to Orange County along an existing railroad right-of-way. Under Obama, Cadiz’s plans to pump billions of gallons

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NEW OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project—a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County—has hit another obstacle. Last month, the State Lands Commission sent a letter to Cadiz saying that Cadiz’s route to pipe the water to the Santa Margarita Water District

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FEINSTEIN SAYS CADIZ WATER PROJECT COULD CONTAMINATE WATER SUPPLY

As the Cadiz project moves forward, Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement contending the underground desert water could ultimately contaminate much of Southern California’s water supply. The project involves the transfer of ancient groundwater from Fenner Valley, about 40 miles northeast of Twentynine Palms, to the Colorado River Aqueduct, where

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CONGRESSMAN COOK CALLS ACTIVISTS STATEMENTS ON MOJAVE TRAILS FALSE

Congressman Paul Cook is calling statements that a pending decision on the Mojave Trails National Monument is tied to the Cadiz Water proposal false. Wednesday, reacting to the announcement that the Sand to Snow monument will not be changed, The Mojave Desert Land Trust issued a statement that said, “Secretary

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ANOTHER OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ PIPELINE PLAN?

The plan to pump water from an aquifer in Cadiz and sell it to Southern California cities hit another bump in the road this week. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power urged the L.A. City Council on Tuesday to support a bill, AB1000, in the state legislature that

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO DISCUSS CADIZ WATER PROJECT TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project will be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to approve an updated operations water flow model and district investment policy, and update the job

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AN UPDATE ON STATE LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS CADIZ WATER-PUMPING PROJECT

Earlier this month we brought you news of proposed legislation that aims to safeguard desert groundwater so that water transfers don’t negatively impact cultural and natural resources. In this follow up, reporter Mike Lipsitz brings to the surface some controversies associated with Assembly Bill 1000, the California Desert Protection Act…

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NEW LEGISLATION TO FORCE THE STATE TO REVIEW THE CADIZ WATER PUMPING PLAN

A bill introduced Wednesday in the California Legislature aims to protect water resources in the state’s deserts. Assembly member Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Bill 1000, known as the California Desert Protection Act, to strengthen safeguards for desert groundwater so that water transfers don’t negatively impact natural or cultural resources.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project are among the topics to be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to endorse a letter opposing the Cadiz water project, establish the fiscal

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GREEN LIGHTS CONTROVERSIAL CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Trump administration removed a major roadblock to plans to pump ancient groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to urban areas of Southern California. The federal Bureau of Land Management rescinded a 2015 finding that Cadiz, Inc., needed to obtain a federal permit on 43 miles of

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CADIZ INC. RAISES MONEY FOR CONTROVERSIAL GROUNDWATER TRANSFER PLAN

Cadiz Inc. has raised more than $9 million to be used to advance the company’s environmentally controversial project to transfer groundwater from east of Twentynine Palms to parts of south Orange County. The cash was raised in a in a public stock offering held Thursday. Money from the sale can

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CADIZ PLAN TO BRING WATER FROM DESERT TO ORANGE COUNTY WINS APPEALS

The plan by Cadiz Inc. to bring groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to Orange County won a big legal case yesterday. The California 4th District Appellate Court decision in Santa Ana upheld six lower court decisions on governmental approvals and environmental reviews of the controversial water

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CADIZ WATER PROJECT GETS A MAJOR SETBACK

The Cadiz pipeline project, which would would tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move 16 billion gallons of water annually to coastal California, received a setback last week. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said in a letter dated October 2 that Cadiz can’t use an existing railway

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CADIZ SETS ASIDE LAND FOR A DESERT TORTOISE PRESERVE

Cadiz Inc. agreed in March to set aside up to 7,400 acres of its 45,000 acres of land in the Mojave Desert as a land bank for the desert tortoise. Cadiz’s Fenner Valley Desert Tortoise Conservation Bank is located near the Mojave National Preserve and the Nevada border in an

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CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior

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CONGRESSMAN COOK REVERSES HIS STAND ON CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The proposed Cadiz water project would move water from the Fenner Valley in eastern San Bernardino County to Orange County and other coastal areas, and has been opposed by local environmentalists. In June 2013, Representative Paul Cook asked the Department of the Interior to review the environmental impacts of the

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CADIZ WINS ROUND ONE IN EFFORT TO PUMP WATER FROM MOJAVE DESERT

Round one for Cadiz…

An Orange County Superior judge ruled recently against environmentalists who challenged Cadiz Inc.’s plans to pump groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to a southern California water agency. The Center for Biological Diversity and the National Parks Conservation Association, among others, charged in

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CADIZ STEAM TRAIN CALLED A RUSE TO GET AROUND FEDERAL REVIEW

The plan by Cadiz, Inc. to put in a steam train from Cadiz to Parker, Arizona, as a tourist attraction called “Cadiz Southeastern Railway,” announced by Z107.7 News Friday, is being called a superficial ruse by environmentalists. The National Parks Conservation Association said, “It is the latest in a series

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