July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times (MCT)
The company that wants to pump large amounts of Mojave Desert groundwater and sell it for a profit to Southern California suburbs has run into opposition from an unexpected quarter: an international corporation that runs industrial salt operations next door to the proposed project.
Texas-based Tetra Technologies Inc., an oil and gas services enterprise, has come out swinging at Cadiz Inc.’s pumping plans, filing two lawsuits, mounting a public relations campaign and dismissing the water project’s environmental review as a sham designed to escape serious scrutiny.
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