Enviro Groups Sue Again Over Mojave Water-Mining Plan

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups sued San Bernardino County on Thursday in California state court, claiming it violated state environmental law and its own groundwater laws when it allowed a project that would extract billions of gallons of Mojave Desert groundwater and pipeline it into Orange County.

The Center for Biological Diversity, the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society and the Sierra Club's San Gorgonio Chapter's lawsuit claims the Cadiz Valley Water Storage and Conservation Project — now in its third iteration since the late 1990s — will deplete desert...
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