Who is he leaving in a lurch? That’s what I’m missing. It’s not in the article. It states some people are unhappy with this, but it doesn’t state why and how they know this will negatively effect them. Is it just a feeling? Is it just because he’s a businessman with a desire to make a (gasp) profit? Or is there an environmental impact study that shows that this will have a real negative impact on the region and shouldn’t be done?
This guy may not have the means to fix the demand for water by way of conservation. Coming up with new ways for Californians to conserve the water they have is difficult and costly. One alternative is to find a previously untapped water supply and use that. Is that really so wrong?