Posts Tagged ‘Rep. Devin Nunes’

Central Valley farm drought disaster might have been mitigated

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The ongoing 100-year drought didn't have to be a disaster for California farmers. The tragedy could have been predicted -- and was. A little-known 2008 study by four graduate students at the University of California, Santa Barbara warned that farmers first needed to be given replacement water be...

Dems, GOP fight drought battle on national stage

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Dems, GOP fight drought battle on national stage

After declaring a drought emergency last week, in his Wednesday State of the State address Gov. Jerry Brown pledged to work for solutions. Escaping the snow-stormy Northeast, also on Wednesday U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, held a drought rally with fellow Republicans in Kern Co...

Boehner crosses Rubicon in CA drought war

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar and his army crossed the Rubicon River in Italy and triggered a civil war. Thereafter, the term “crossing the Rubicon” has meant a limit that, when passed, permits no return and an irrevocable commitment. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner cro...

Could Obama also privatize the Central Valley Water Project?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

May 1, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Almost out of nowhere, the Obama Administration has opened up discussions for possibly privatizing the model asset of the New Deal, the Tennessee Valley Authority, to bring in revenues to the federal government and reduce the long-term national debt.  Part of Preside...

California’s Congressional Water Ballot for 2012

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Nov. 5, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Tomorrow California voters will not be voting on the proposed California Water Bond, which has been postponed until 2014.  But voters will be voting on a number of local water projects such as the proposed Hetch Hetchy dam removal, which is Proposition F in San Fr...

Restoring the San Joaquin River for non-endangered red herring

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Editor's note: For clarity, this article has been modified to include an excerpt from the letter by Robert Pyke.  June 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Should we save the endangered red herring fish in California’s San Joaquin River? The question is meant to fool you.  Herring is a saltwater fis...