Friday, July 17, 2015

Serious test

GOP's California drought bill roils Capitol Hill waters

Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015


A Republican-drafted California water bill approved Thursday by the House now faces a serious test in the Senate and beyond. Loaded with provisions sought by GOP lawmakers and San Joaquin Valley farmers, the package won approval following roughly two hours of contentious and often familiar debate.


Delta water battle intensifies after state order

Stockton Record

A small group of Delta farmers who sued to stop the state from cutting off their water supply may now be formally ordered to stop pumping, a move that an attorney for the farmers called “blatantly retaliatory.”


State's farmers fight for century-old water rights

Bloomberg News

California farmers whose families have held rights to water since the Gold Rush are fighting cutbacks sought by an agency that's merely 48 years old, one of many points of contention in a battle inspired by an epic drought.

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