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13 Jan 2022 SACRAMENTO CA
Voluntary water use reduction falls short of target; state-wide drought continues.
2 Sep 2020 SACRAMENTO CA
The Leafy Greens Greens Marketing Agreements in California and Arizona have been amended by their Advisory Boards to require additional safety practices for growing leafy greens such as romaine lettuce in the two states that grow the vast majority of it. The additional safety measures follow costly and embarrassing outbreaks of E...
27 Dec 2019 SACRAMENTO CA
The bitter fight between state regulators and the Trump administration over clean water intensified Friday when California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and several other states sued the federal government for eliminating Obama-era protections for wetlands and streams across the country. The lawsuit, filed in U...
30 Mar 2019 SACRAMENTO CA
Turning the tables on California, the Trump administration sued Thursday to block the state’s ambitious plan to reallocate billions of gallons of river water to salmon and other struggling fish species. The lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Interior injects the Trump administration into one of the biggest California water controversies in years — an issue where Gov...
24 Oct 2018 WashINGTON, DC, United States
Two weeks before the US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump's administration has taken a stand on a sensitive issue in the State of California: water allocation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Trump went on to insinuate that California wild fires, caused by drought, should be blamed on environmental protection legislation, and threaten to withold federal support for the State when future wildfires strike...
29 Jul 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
In a historic vote, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday approved spending $2.5 Billion USD to help fund construction of four new dams and four underground storage projects —including two in the Bay Area. The funding came from Proposition 1, a water bond approved by voters in November 2014 during California’s five-year drought...
4 Jun 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday establishing new statewide standards to encourage water conservation. The two bills will set water-efficiency goals for water suppliers throughout the state. The governor said the measures will help California be better prepared for future droughts and the effects of climate change.
12 Apr 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Southern California's largest water wholesaler decided Tuesday to commit nearly $11 billion to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to divert water south to Los Angeles and neighboring counties. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's vote was a landmark decision following a decade of study and debate...
6 Mar 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
Two tunnels, one or none? The question continues to swirl around plans to perform major surgery on the sickly heart of California's water system. Confronted with a shortage of funding, state officials announced last month that they would move ahead with the construction of one giant water tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta rather than two.
14 Feb 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
In a dramatic twist on the Delta tunnels saga, Southern California’s powerful water agency is exploring the feasibility of owning the majority stake in the controversial project, a move that raises fears of a “water grab.”
21 Jan 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
Signaling trouble for nearly a dozen landmark water storage projects to help California cope with its next drought, state water officials on Thursday announced none of the proposals — including Sites Reservoir west of Maxwell — provide the public benefits that their supporters claim, potentially putting their state funding at risk.
7 Nov 2017 SACRAMENTO CA
Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water in detail, and thus build more water-efficient products, boost water conservation, and replace expensive and inefficient infrastructure. But the abundance of water data effectively makes every piece of land and every drop of water in California the subject of measurement—and conflict...