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William Shatner boldly goes after Northwest's water for California

William Shatner boldly goes after Northwest's water for California

  On the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, Dr. Spock was always the logical one, while Capt. Kirk led with his heart. No surprise then that William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series, has boldly gone where few have dared by proposing a $30 billion pipeline to carry water from the Pacific Northwest to drought-ravaged California. Mr. Shatner says there is too much water in places like Seattle, so no one would miss it. "How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it aboveground -- because if it leaks, you're irrigating!" Mr. Shatner told an interviewer. "It's simple. They did it...

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