Column: This water project is expensive, wasteful and ecologically damaging. Why is it being fast-tracked?

Cattle graze peacefully in the Sites Valley, the location of what could be California’s last surface reservoir.
Noah Cross, the sinister plutocrat of the movie
“Chinatown,” remarked that “politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.”
He might have added public works projects to that list: If they get talked about long enough, sometimes…

This story appeared on, 2023-11-21.
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