In this final issue I will be talking about who is NOT looking at this proposal and why.
In my opinion the worst offender is Tom Kirk and the Salton Sea Authority. In the past year it has become apparent they have their own separate agenda that has nothing to do with the water transfer. How selfish are they? They do not want one less drop of water to flow into the sea 10 years from now than what is flowing today. They want someone to spend up to $2-3 BILLION dollars to clean up the salt and other problems the sea may or may not have. To my knowledge through my reading about the SSA, or listening to Kirk's community programs, they have offered nothing positive toward any potential water transfer.
San Diego County Water Authority is almost as bad, except they want a water transfer. SDCWA wants a transfer structured so they have a reason to build a pipeline to San Diego. If they get their way, it will be built to carry a minimum of 500,000 acre-feet of water. And guess what? After they get the first 200,000 feet, they will go after the other 300,000. The pipeline should never be part of any negotiated settlement.