Company Wants to Turn Mojave Desert's Public Water into Private Profit

A company is pushing ahead with a proposal to pump enough groundwater from the Mojave Desert every year to supply 100,000 homes and sell it to urban Southern California. If the plan succeeds, it will turn ancient desert groundwater, a public resource, into a fountain of private profit, blazing a new — and some warn ominous — path in the state.
May 17, 2012

A company is pushing ahead with a proposal to pump enough groundwater from the Mojave Desert every year to supply 100,000 homes and sell it to urban Southern California. If the plan succeeds, it will turn ancient desert groundwater, a public resource, into a fountain of private profit, blazing a new — and some warn ominous — path in the state.

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