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California water bill has three possible paths for passage

California water bill has three possible paths for passage

WASHINGTON — House Republicans this week are adding a controversial California water bill to an unrelated Senate energy package, and opening a new front in a fight that has already put Democrats on the defensive. The unexpected energy bill maneuver gives San Joaquin Valley lawmakers a third vehicle they might propel all the way to […]

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

. What’s more important: High-speed rail or water? Proponents of a proposed ballot measure would force voters to choose just that. The measure would redirect $8 billion in unsold high-speed rail bonds and $2.7 billion from the 2014 water bond to fund new water storage projects, while restructuring the oversight of those projects and prioritizing water usage […]

CA stares down tough water storage task

CA stares down tough water storage task

By James Poulos . California officials have found their drought difficulties are compounded by an ironic new challenge: too much rainwater to store. Despite decades spent puzzling over the tall order of improving the state’s massive network of waterways, “those who need water the most, farmers, are in a poor position to take advantage of any deluge,” […]

Congressman McClintock pushes water storage, public lands access

Congressman McClintock pushes water storage, public lands access

Update – California water crisis hits Ventura County

Update – California water crisis hits Ventura County

  by Debra Tash Update to Citizen Journal’s Article: https://citizensjournal.us/californias-water-crisis-hits-ventura-county/ As update to our article Mohammed Hasan of Hasan Consultants http://hasanconsultants.com/ noted a recent article appearing in the Los Angeles Times where Mr. Michael Hilzik suggests that among other things, uprooting of nut trees that use so much water in orchards should be undertaken to save […]