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Shipping Water to China Amidst Drought

Wade84 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 8:52 AM
Chris you need to do mucho followup. I knew nothing about this situation and I consider myself above average in keeping up with wrong headed stuff like this. Do everything you can to keep it on the front page. The whole world population needs to know just how stupid our leaders can be.

A recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal describes what happens in an industry that suffers from a plethora of subsidies and a dearth of free markets. Water experts Peter Culp and Robert Glennon write:

In 2012, the drought-stricken Western United States will ship more than 50 billion gallons of water to China. This water will leave the country embedded in alfalfa–most of it grown in California–and is destined to feed Chinese cows. The strange situation illustrates what is wrong about how we think, or rather don’t think, about water policy in the U.S.

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