“I don’t think water is so damn special.”
—Dave “Lefty” Lefkowith, speaking at a “Liquid Assets” seminar in Florida in 1996 at which he advocated the privatization of public water supplies in Florida.
“I have no idea who made him a panelist.”
—David Struhs, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and a close friend of Lefkowith, responding to inquiries about Lefkowith’s participation in the seminar. (Struhs said Lefkowith had traveled from California to Florida to celebrate Struhs’ birthday.)