Thursday, May 26, 2016

War of words

House moves on California water bills, but to what end?

"We can't wait any longer," said Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale. "It's time we end the rhetoric."


McClatchy & Los Angeles Times

The House of Representatives passed yet another set of controversial California water provisions Wednesday. The House rejected a bid to strip a California water provision from the appropriations bill, voting to keep the measure in the bill. Important differences, though, still split the state, and lawmakers have yet to show they can get out of their respective trenches and resolve them. For now, a final deal seems far off.


Understanding water risks drives global investors

Circle of Blue

The speed of the transition from relatively stable to unstable global water conditions has surprised business and government officials. It also dismayed the international investment community, which is responding with a first generation of digital tools and financial models to better understand the economic risks of drought, floods and social unrest prompted by shrinking reserves of fresh water.


Panel sends $5B waterways measure to full House

The Hill

A House panel on Wednesday backed a $5 billion waterways bill to boost the nation's ports, harbors, dams and other water resources. Meanwhile, a House Appropriations Committee subpanel approved a $32.1 billion spending bill for the Interior Department and environmental programs.

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