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Letter to the Editor

Thanks for informative story, opinion piece

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/6/13

Thank you, Sentinel, for printing Peter Nicol's op-ed, which explains that EIRs are more sales pitches for a project rather than "scientific environmental documents" as claimed by Mike Rotkin in his op-ed last week. Nicols also shines light on Bill Kocher's glaring conflict of interest as simultaneous city water director and director of CalDesal, an advocacy group for the desal industry.

Also, thank you for the front-page story about wastewater recycling, which has great cost and efficiency advantages over desal and doesn't require building plants and pumping stations in coastal residential communities.

Steve Newman, Santa Cruz

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