Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 3, 2019

New California Law Protects Mojave Desert

The Desert Sun reports

A bill signed Wednesday evening by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require Cadiz Inc.’s Mojave Desert groundwater pumping project to undergo further review to prove it will not harm the surrounding environment.

The bill, SB 307, was authored by Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and cleared the Assembly earlier this month. It requires the State Lands Commission to determine that projects involving the transfer of water from a groundwater basin won’t adversely impact the surrounding environment.

Read full article Newsom signs bill requiring further environmental review for Cadiz project


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