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JOBS TO BUILD A WATER PIPELINE FOR DROUGHTS AND FLOODS AND SAVE BILLIONS IN CROPS, LIVESTOCK, PROPERTY!

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Building and maintaining such a pipeline would provide long term jobs for thousand of people, save millions in livestock, crop and property loss, not to mention human suffering.

The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be only the beginning of a dry spell that could last until 2020. What if this drought affects the entire Southwest and Western US?

There is an urgent need to conduct water from states suffering flooding from too much rain or snow melt to provide water to states suffering drought causing losses of entire farms, crops, and farm animals and to provide jobs to build these pipelines.

We could develop a network of interstate high-volume water pipe-lines, so water could be transmitted from areas that have too much (recently the Northeast) to areas of drought. They could be installed with relatively little disruption by flowing the right-of-ways of various Interstate Highways and/or rail lines.

Since water is non-toxic, occasional small leaks would not damage the environment. To install the system would create much-needed jobs in the US. The system could be built gradually over years to spread out the cost and job-supply. Pipe-line flow could be reversed if climate changes dictate.

Building and maintaining this pipeline would provide long term jobs for thousand of people, save millions in livestock, crop and property loss, not to mention human suffering.
Public Comments
Jun 7th, 2015
Someone from Cathedral City, CA writes:
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Some of the currently abandoned oil or natural gas pipelines could be used as starting points for this network.
Jun 6th, 2015
Someone from Willamina, OR signed.
Jun 6th, 2015
Someone from Portland, OR signed.
Jun 3rd, 2015
Someone from Bellville, TX signed.
Jun 3rd, 2015
Someone from Howell, MI signed.
Jun 1st, 2015
Someone from Newark, DE signed.
May 31st, 2015
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Be it proposed as a CCC or WPA program...it would be a Godsend...or is there some political reason that it is not being built? If they can build a pipeline from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico to profit no one but oil moguls..they can build this to save lives and property damage..besides the long term jobs it would create would be a boon to the country.
May 31st, 2015
Someone from Green Bay, WI signed.
May 31st, 2015
Someone from Kansas City, MO signed.
May 31st, 2015
Someone from Pima, AZ signed.
May 31st, 2015
Someone from Santa Cruz, CA writes:
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It seem the powers that be can justify an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas only to line their pockets. The potential for disaster is ignored. Jobs that will be created are short term, and will only benefit the few. A water pipeline from the east collecting river overflow and excessive snow would be a win win for all. It would decrease flood damage, help in crop production and create long term jobs. I truly believe the reason we have not built it is that the political power will not profit from water. The history of mankind has lived without oil, but never without water. What is next,complete food imports?
May 30th, 2015
Someone from Naperville, IL writes:
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My friends and I routinely decry the lack of pipelines to alleviate intermittent flooding in some areas of our country, costing millions of dollars of damage, while shortages in other areas cause millions of dollars of damage to our economy from droughts. It seems to us that such pipelines could be built by the states with flooding, with insurance company subsidies. We think the states with excess water should control dispersion as needed to states that need it, at an agreed upon price. Has the EPA completed any studies on the subject?
May 30th, 2015
Someone from Kalaheo, HI signed.
May 29th, 2015
Someone from Temecula, CA writes:
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This is something that should have been done years ago
May 29th, 2015
Someone from Katy, TX signed.
May 29th, 2015
Someone from Chesterfield, VA writes:
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The floods and devastation in Texas and Oklahoma during 2015 are record breaking. Having a pipeline that would allow for an exchange of water back and forth to a variety of aqueducts could greatly lessen the loss of property and lives. Floods are no longer limited to a handful of states. Many states who suffer floods also suffer through droughts. We talk about alternative energy yet we continue to build oil pipelines at the cost of 100s of billions of dollars. We talk about over spending in the budget and job shortages but we refuse to address solutions to lessen the devastating effects from floods, droughts, fires, shore erosion, snow storms etc. Redirecting political priorities to governing states and nations like a family could bring real solutions. We are in this together. The problems of Texas, Florida, or Oklahoma may be the solutions for California, Arizona, or Iowa.
May 28th, 2015
Someone from Riverside, CA signed.
May 28th, 2015
Someone from Simi Valley, CA signed.
May 28th, 2015
Someone from Newark, DE writes:
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We built a natural gas pipeline system 85 years ago. Don't tell me that a country that built an interstate highway system 60 years ago can't build a water distribution system. And what if it leaks? If you worry about that, then don't sign this petition. PLEASE SHARE. THIS PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Rancho Cucamonga, CA writes:
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If the oil companies can build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas why can't our gov do that for water
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Ocala, FL signed.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from New York, NY signed.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Aguanga, CA writes:
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Yes! Lets get proactive!
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Sonoma, CA writes:
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Let's get it going now. Too much loss , the cost versus loss especially human loss , seems like a no brainier. We don't have a problem piping oil which is toxic .
May 26th, 2015
Someone from La Marque, TX writes:
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I believe this would be a benefit, relieving flood zones of excess water, filtered of course. This water would be delivered to regions like California, Nevada, and Arizona. And even possibly transform desert into viable land for agriculture, and development. There's many people out of work, mainly from the oil bust. many shipping companies have laid off crews, tied up supply boats. Oil companies have sent home skilled workers. We need a boost our economy by creating these jobs, and quenching the thirst of drought stricken areas.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Temecula, CA signed.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Aguanga, CA signed.
May 26th, 2015
Someone from Houston, TX signed.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Tucker, GA writes:
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This is an interesting idea that merits exploration. I can see how it would require carefully managing where water is sent. It would require the states to upgrade their antiquated water distribution systems. And as with the interstate system, I would imagine that the states would have to build and maintain parts of the distribution system within their borders. Perhaps the Army Corp of Engineers would manage the input into the system from existing reservoirs and output from the system into those reservoirs or other storage means as they do with water release from the federal dams. I can see this leading to additional water wars between the states unless the system is carefully managed. And watching for environmental impact. However it would work, there is an enormous of planning requires on the front end. Texas and the Southeast are very wet places right now and we are losing excess runoff that is desperately needed in other areas of the country. And there will come a day when the Southeast will experience severe drought again and will benefit from the system. With all this said I am not optimistic there will be the political will to even look at this.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Fresno, CA signed.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Fresno, CA signed.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Dana Point, CA writes:
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Maybe Politicians can try "doing something good for Americans for once" and invest in getting us water. Stop wasting $ Billions on High Speed Rail, get us water.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Palo Alto, CA signed.
May 25th, 2015
Someone from Temecula, CA writes:
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Compared to the billions spent building the defunct Bagdad embassey spending an estimated $53B for a network of water pipelines to California from the Midwest is a no brainer. Definitely more important to this country than the Keystone pipeline.
May 24th, 2015
Someone from Fort Worth, TX signed.
May 24th, 2015
Someone from League City, TX signed.
May 24th, 2015
Someone from Arlington, TX writes:
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I strongly agree to have this pipeline built for inter state water transport. it's not only for Texas's need, but any state that suffers from drought. maybe even connecting a desalinization plant from coastline states to augment supply needs.
May 24th, 2015
Someone from Dallas, TX signed.
May 23rd, 2015
Someone from Kansas City, MO signed.
May 18th, 2015
Someone from Hendersonville, TN writes:
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It is a win win for so many, to build this for our country. It could be the newest 'wonder of the world', written about in history 100's of years from now!
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