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Water is our most pressing issue

“Water is our most pressing issue,” Monterey Herald – July 28, 2022

In Saturday’s opinion section there was a commentary piece entitled “Bullet train gets a reprieve.”

At some point in the past, the Herald featured a cartoon depicting an elevated high-speed train racing through a barren desert scape littered with animal skeletons. It was a graphic depiction of the potential result of funds spent on what should be a low-priority venture as opposed to projects which would provide for what our state needs most, water.

The logic of bullet train funding escapes me, although there rarely seems to be much logic when it comes to politically motivated funding.  If the state literally dries up, high-speed transport between metropolises will become meaningless since there will be no passengers.

— Bob Cushing, Carmel