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U.S. tax policy undercuts CA water conservation push

Even before the current marathon drought, turf replacement subsidies have long been touted by the state government as a powerful way to get California homeowners to stop having water-guzzling lawns. But the federal government sees these subsidies as taxable income.

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CA Water Board prioritizes fish

As severe drought conditions in California continue to worsen, state officials have started to roll out with new regulations to prioritize various water interests. On Wednesday, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted new emergency regulations to protect endangered and

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DOI to invest $50 million in water conservation in CA and other states

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced in a press release that the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation “will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states.” “In a time of exceptional

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Protests erupt at Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and L.A.

Earlier this week, local California activists and concerned residents led protests against Nestlé at bottling plants located in Los Angeles and Sacramento. A joint press release stated Wednesday: At the protests, in Los Angeles and Sacramento, activists delivered more than 500,000 signatures

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State meets water conservation goals as drought lingers

Californians are conserving water, but the historic drought still lingers. The state posted its best numbers in December, with statewide water conservation increasing 22 percent, according to the State Water Resources Control Board. By comparison, state water officials said conservation

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Water conservation success backfires on policy-makers

  A longstanding truism when it comes to needed goods such as water systems, flood control or catastrophic earthquake insurance is that the public wants them but does not want to pay for them. This was confirmed anew by a

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Policy, not shortage, causing water crisis 34

Nov. 26, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi There is no apparent drought of journalists with metaphors to define the so-called water crisis in the United States and California.  Every month, it seems, another new end-of-the-world water book comes out. Cynthia Barnett is

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