Pipe dream: Feds sued over desert water pipeline OK’d by Trump
Just before the Trump administration headed out the door, a federal agency this past December cleared the way for a private company to begin pumping groundwater from under the Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California. The Cadiz water project would extract roughly 16.3 billion gallons of groundwater every year for 50 years from aquifers north of Joshua Tree National Park. The project would overtax the surrounding environment, according to environmentalists who filed a lawsuit to halt the project Tuesday. The latest iteration of this project involves repurposing an existing oil and gas pipeline.
- Law360: Groups fight approval of water pipeline over enviro concern
- Sierra Sun Times: Tribal and National Parks Groups File Lawsuit to Defend California Mojave Desert Sacred Lands, Wildlife and Water from Cadiz Water Project
- Center for Biological Diversity: Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Last-minute Pipeline Approval for California Desert Water Grab