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Trump nominee for Interior Department a threat to Central Valley water status quo

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s promise to help Central Valley farmers get more water and to reduce environmentalists’ influence over the federal government got him a warm reception in rallies last May and August in the region that leads

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CA water policy: Will House GOP demand more change?

The California water compromise reached by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, and inserted into the massive infrastructure bill that was signed into law last week was trumpeted as a hard-fought victory for Central

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White House knocks Sen. Feinstein’s CA water compromise

President Obama has decided to side with Sen. Barbara Boxer and California environmentalists in their battle with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Republicans over Golden State water policy. On Monday, Feinstein announced that she had reached agreement with legislative leaders

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 1

Cap-and-trade spending deal reached Legislators honor fellow member accused of domestic violence Wins and losses from legislative session Hope for the Delta Smelt? Censorship at the county fair PUC deal DOA in Senate Good morning. Welcome to the first day

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 14

Sitting state senator passes Fresno PD releases body-cam footage of shooting of unarmed teen Congressional candidate accused of sexual harrassment Sending CAGOP to national convention costly and cumbersome New lawsuit over delta smelt Sad news today: State Sen. Sharon Runner

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CA water cops crack down

With California residents and wildlife struggling to cope, officials have introduced a fresh round of crackdowns on water consumption, dealing a blow to farmers and municipalities thirsty for more. Hard targets Water suppliers braced for fines in areas where consumption didn’t hit aggressive

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House legislation targets environmental laws

Last week, House Republicans introduced legislation to revise water policies in California and the rest of the West Coast, improving water reliability and making environmental laws more flexible. H.R. 2898, authored by California Congressman David Valadao, is backed by the

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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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Bureaucracy Could Jack Up Water Rates 4

JAN. 23, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Are babies being damaged by too much perchlorate in the water? Should the amount be reduced by a mouthful of a bureaucracy, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, part of the California Environmental Protection

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