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Letter to the Editor

Critics pick apart EIR on desal plant

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/29/13

I found no flaw in the objections made to the Draft EIR. I agree that the draft needs corrections and some conclusions modified. Most alarming, though, is both the proponents and opponents to the desalination plant are correct! We need both: conservation of existing water and more sustainable water sources. We need to restore and protect the sources we have. I would accuse both parties of being short-sighted. The water challenges of California have been going on for hundreds of years. It will take good leadership and the resolve of the people to surmount them.

As one who had to survive on a half liter of water a day for an extended period, I will vouch that it will be worth the price and sacrifice.

Gregg Ferry, Santa Cruz

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