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Will California Mandate Sustainable Groundwater Management?

Will California Mandate Sustainable Groundwater Management?

Just over a century ago, in response to excessive claims to limited surface water, California voters approved the Water Commission Act of 1913 to regulate surface water rights. The act did not regulate groundwater. As a consequence, California does not apply statewide regulation of groundwater as do many western states. Rather, groundwater is managed by […]

Senate moves toward maintaining monetary status quo

Senate moves toward maintaining monetary status quo

By George Miller The Senate Finance Committee, in a 14-8 bipartisan vote, approved Janet Yellen, current vice chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System  (photo-L), Obama’s nominee to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chair. A full Senate vote would still be needed to confirm her. Bernanke, a Bush appointee, served through […]