Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water


  Slater is a chief executive at a Cadiz, a company that owns water rights associated with 45,000 acres of land along route 66, about 75 miles north-east of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and other drought-stricken communities in southern California, and make more than $2bn (£1.3bn) doing so. This plan does not have the green light from many supporters. However, Slater believes the people who really want water will be willing to the pay the price for to get water. Via The Guardian