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California Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) last week introduced a bill that would allow the state's voters to cancel the California's high-speed rail project and redirect funds to water projects, such as storage, conveyance and desalination. If passed, the bill would give voters a chance to terminate the rail project in the November 2016 elections and repurpose up to $8 billion to water programs, according to a press release issued by Wilk's office.Wilk said the $68 billion project would be a "boondoggle of epic portions" if allowed to be completed."It's time to derail the bullet train and commit resources to preserve our most precious natural resource: water," he added.The high-speed rail project would provide trips between San Francisco and the Los Angeles basin in less than three hours. The system eventually would extend to Sacramento and San Diego.
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