By Leticia Juarez
Cadiz, a water supply company, wants to pump out and sell 50,000 acre-feet of water from an aquifer under the Mojave Desert.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is trying to stop them.
"It's those aquifers that keep the plant life growing which nourish the animals -- the bighorn sheep and the desert tortoises," the California Democrat said at a news conference at the Whitewater Preserve in Riverside County.
Feinstein, along with Rep. Raul Ruiz and state Sen. Richard Roth, spoke out against the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project.