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Sun May 21, 2017, 02:29 PM

4. Our Saudi pals find (invest in) plenty of water

Our Saudi pals find plenty of water

(Arizona is supposedly a very conservative state.)


Debate spreads about Saudi dairy drilling wells in arid Arizona

By Nathan Halverson / November 16, 2015

Arizonans are debating what actions to take after a Reveal investigation showed the state’s limited aquifers are being drained to grow and ship crops overseas.

Local leaders in La Paz County, where a Saudi dairy company bought 15 square miles of land to grow water-intensive hay for export back to the Middle East, are asking Gov. Doug Ducey and state officials for help, the Associated Press reports:

“We just want to make sure the people who have lived here, who have invested in La Paz County will not run out of water,” said county Supervisor Holly Irwin.

Reveal disclosed that a Saudi dairy company and other corporations were buying large tracts of desert land in an unregulated part of the state, then drilling new groundwater wells, each capable of pumping 1.5 billion gallons of water annually for irrigation.

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