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Instead of high-speed rail, foster water technology

As for high-speed rail, the majority of Californians no longer support it and neither does the U.S. Congress. We have a water crisis in California, not a train crisis. Plain and simple. We should cut our losses and repeal the high-speed rail bond.

Instead of high-speed rail, California must have policies that will foster California becoming a world leader in water technology. In 1986, I attended a semester of law school in Singapore. That tiny island country, the current economic envy of many in the world, was precariously reliant on Malaysia for its water. Instead of blaming its people for its water use, Singapore developed a comprehensive strategy to become a world leader in water technology and to become water self-sufficient. Now, Singapore is on its way to water independence even though its population has more than doubled since the 1980's.

Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, DelBeccaroForSenate.com , Oct 9, 2015

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