STUDY CLAIMS CADIZ WATER PROJECT THREATENS NATURAL SPRING IN MOJAVE TRAILS NATIONAL MONUMENT

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles

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NEW STUDY SAYS CADIZ WATER PLAN WOULD DRAIN DESERT SPRING.

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles

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NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT QUESTIONS CADIZ WATER PROJECT’S FEDERAL APPROVAL

Following in the footsteps of the National Park Conservation Association, which filed a lawsuit April 2 against the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management for its actions concerning the Cadiz water project, the Center for Biological Diversity also filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Interior Department

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ONE STEP FORWARD AND TWO STEPS BACK FOR CADIZ WATER PLAN

It seems to be one step forward and two steps back for Cadiz, Inc., the publicly-traded, multi-million dollar corporation with a plan to pump, then pipe, billions of gallons of water from a subterranean aquifer east of Twentynine Palms to thirsty water districts across Southern California. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings

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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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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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