Former Imperial Irrigation District Director Don Cox in his latest-greatest-fatalist paean to fallowing published in "Voice of the People," must mean that one can reasonably bargain with terrorists by saying that shipping water to the coast is "keeping the wolf out of our living room."
Let's see. San Diego said it. Gov. Davis said it. Sen. Feinstein said it. Now, again and still, Don Cox says it: "fallowing is the only way left to generate some water without generating a bunch of lawsuits and environmental problems."
Logic like Mr. Cox's is flawed. Transfusing blood to a donor reduces a renewable resource — it will grow back. Sucking water out of the Colorado River and sending it to the Pacific coast depletes the Valley's life and feeds a growing vampire for water — and there is nothing renewable about water. Water is like Mark Twain said about land, "They are not making any more of it."