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Gov. Brown legislating by legacy and vanity 13

July 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes First there was the bullet train to nowhere. Now there are the tunnels to nowhere. Gov. Jerry Brown is hell-bent on creating a legacy. Unfortunately, it also appears that most of California’s legislators make

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Delta cost-benefit study politicized 6

May 10, 2012 By: Wayne Lusvardi Noted environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg recently said that cost-benefit studies could be used to evaluate big public works projects having environmental impacts in an age of austerity.  But California legislators propose to turn an unneeded

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CA Dems Push Sham River ‘Consensus’ 18

FEB. 29, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The waters are being roiled again in the Delta. The roiling concerns H.R. 1837, the Republican-backed San Joaquin River Reliability Act currently pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. Northern California Rep. John Garamendi,

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Disinformation Floods Delta Water War 9

FEB. 7, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Ready for another phantom “drought”? The National Resources Defense Council is. The NRDC’s bogus Delta Smelt lawsuit brought the court-ordered “drought” from 2007 to 2010. Now the NRDC is launching a disinformation campaign to

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Water Wars Flood L.A. Central Basin 0

JAN. 30, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Remember “Chinatown,” the murky 1974 movie about the water wars in the Los Angeles Basin in the 1930s, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway? A January 18 California appeals court water rights case is

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SB 34: Creature Crawls from Delta Lagoon 3

APRIL 29, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI A bureaucratic creature has crawled from murky waters of the Sacramento Delta. What could be worse? The pork-laden $11 billion proposed California Water Bond, on the ballot in 2012, that does not include any new

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