Los Angeles water follies

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A lot of local officials and environmentalists are working against a proposal to build tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to bring water south to the Central valley and L.A. Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews says the opposition here is hard to fathom, even self-delusional. Critics of the tunnel plan say Southern California should be focused on water self-sufficiency. But right now, that’s just a pipe dream. Mathews says the region will need to rely on imported water for a long time to come – and we should be doing everything we can to guarantee those supplies.

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Joe Mathews