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Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water

Posted: July 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.

I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.

On July 13 your paper published a column on the advantages of the high-speed bullet train by Michelle Boehm (“Response to Signal editorial ‘The high speed rail hoodwink’”). This caught my eye.

The cost alone for building the train would be at least $67.6 billion. Amazing that she would see a benefit in such a ridiculous undertaking.

I believe a more advantageous venture would be to harvest the vast amount of water we have in our own ocean running the length of our state.

The process is called desalination and would benefit all Californians, not just a handful.

To desalinate our ocean water would be expensive, yet no more than — as one politician puts it — Jerry Brown’s crazy train to nowhere.


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