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Former Groundwater Ordinance Co-author for San Bernardino County Opposes Cadiz Project

By John Goss
Letter to the Santa Margarita Water District and San Bernardino Board of Supervisors
Re: the Cadiz Water Project

Editor’s note: This letter was sent as part of the public record regarding the proposed Cadiz Water Project. The EIR for the project is being considered tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Norman P Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA.


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Debbie Cook: Time for the Cadiz Project to Evaporate – Speak out at July 25 public hearing

By Debbie Cook
Special to the Surf City Voice

Things are heating up in the fight to stop the misnamed Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Project—cultivated in secret backroom meetings held by corporate water brokers and public water officials—that we are told conserves water that would otherwise evaporate by sucking it from a desert aquifer under the delicate Mojave Desert and transporting it 200 miles to Orange County to water the lawns of future urban sprawl.

The growing allegations of Cadiz-related

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Quote of the Week: Debbie Cook on the water industry and independent thinking

Debbie Cook: Former Huntington Beach mayor monitors OC water boards

“There is virtually no independent thinking in the water industry. The incestuous relationships permeate every project, every water board, every conference, and the result is a streamlined approval process with virtually no transparency, no media attention and no public involvement.” Debbie Cook, writing in the live/voiceofoc.org/community_editorial_board/article_314ab6e0-aaff-11e1-a3d6-0019bb2963f4.html">Voice of OC in reaction to the Cadiz water project.

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‘Superman’ Water Manager Slams Surf City Voice on Journalism Ethics – SCV replies to John Schatz of Santa Margarita Water

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Several months ago this reporter submitted a Public Records Act request to John Schatz, a public official of the Santa Margarita Water District in south Orange County.

Schatz responded in a timely fashion with the requested information, complete with explanatory comments and some strong advice on the ethics of journalism.

Mr. Schatz, who is the seventh highest paid public agency official in California, recently announced that he is retiring soon, but he has been a prolific worker by all accounts.

Not only does

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