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William Shatner Hopes to Save California From Drought With $30B Kickstarter Campaign

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    Actor William Shatner has a plan for California drought relief.

    William Shatner plans to launch a $30 billion fundraising campaign to aid in California's drought relief efforts.

    The actor, who played Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," announced his intention via a video interview with Yahoo.

    “So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign," he said. "I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”

    The campaign has not been posted, but a $30 billion goal would boldly go where no Kickstarter effort has gone before as far as fundraising goals.

    Watch Shatner detail his idea in the video below:

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