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If Southern Nevada starts sipping desalinated water from Mexico -- and it looks like we're still a little interested -- make sure you make a toast to good ol' fashioned corporate colonialism. From DC Bureau:

“It’s absolutely unethical for U.S. water agencies to finance coastal developments in Mexico to serve the insatiable water needs of southern California,” said Serge Dedina, Ph.D. executive director of the conservation group, Wildcoast, that focuses on Baja and southern California. “The coast of Baja should not be used for American infrastructure projects.” Dedina said the plan mirrors those by other corporations to exploit Mexico’s lower costs and weaker regulations, the same incentives that first brought low-wage jobs by American corporations to the maquilladora sweatshops along the border.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.