Jeremy Brown, “With or Without $2 Billion, Water Woes Unlikely to Go Away” (New York Times)

A New York Times article on Proposition 6 quotes Energy Center research fellow Jeremy Brown on the relatively long lead time needed for new water infrastructure projects:

“‘It could help with future droughts, but it’s unlikely to help with the current drought,’ Jeremy Brown, an environmental law researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, said of Proposition 6.

“’By the time projects are identified, bonds are issued, and projects are actually initiated and then come online, that’s some ways down the road,’ Brown said, ‘even for the most shovel-ready of projects.’”