Michel Bauwens: Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions

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Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions

California’s oil and gas industry is estimated (with official data due to be released in coming days) to use more than 2 million gallons of fresh water per day; so it is hardly surprising that, as Reuters reports, Californians are outraged after discovering that these firms are excluded from Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water restrictions, “forcing ordinary Californians to shoulder the burden of the drought.”

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Phi Beta Iota:  All governments remain grotesquely irresponsible about both water conservation, desalination, and replenishment; and about free to very low cost solar energy needed to push water desalination to the point that we a) have no water issues and b) keep sea level constant.

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