What We Do
What price water?
Since its inception, CURE has worked to draw policymakers' attention to the environmental, health and economic harm that will result from transferring water from agricultural use to urban areas. Its litigation over the proposal to line the All American Canal in concrete, and its many legal challenges to the landmark 2003 Imperial Valley to San Diego water transfer agreement exposed the many fallacies used to justify those decisions. Read more.
Implicit in the lawsuits initiated by CURE was a demand that lawmakers and the courts acknowledge the true costs to communities along the Salton Sea -- the highly probable disintegration of regional agriculture, attendant job losses in the Coachella, Imperial and Mexicali Valleys, and widespread health impacts when contaminated dust begins blanketing the region as the Salton Sea dries up.