Trump revived the Cadiz water project. Now California has added a new hurdle

August 01, 2019


SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom has thrown another roadblock in front of a long-fought venture to pump and market groundwater from the Mojave Desert, leaving the Cadiz Inc. project facing a new set of state environmental reviews.

Newsom signed legislation Wednesday that requires the project to undergo scientific study and gain approval from the State Lands Commission before it can withdraw water from the Mojave and sell it to urban Southern California...

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