REP. JOHN GARAMENDI (D-Calif.): “This is plumbing before policy. This proposal doesn’t develop one gallon of new water.” JEFF MICHAEL: I found that the project had an average of $2.50 in cost for every $1 in economic benefits to the state of California. It’s a terrible investment. It has to be one of the worst investments every considered for a major infrastructure project in the state.
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