Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Feinstein's drought package splits from GOP strategy

The Sonoma County Water Agency hands out buckets filled with water conservation tools and literature as the state copes with its fourth year of drought. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / Getty Images

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a sweeping drought bill Wednesday that takes a much broader approach to the state's water shortages than her failed effort last year to work almost exclusively with House Republicans. The senator has made herself an authority on California water policy, and no bill dealing with the drought has much chance of passage without her approval.

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Water report: Will June's cutbacks match May's?

Los Angeles Times

State regulators are expected to release figures today showing how much the state cut back on water use in June — data that could lead to fines for urban water suppliers failing to meet conservation targets. June is the first month that urban water districts must meet mandatory conservation targets in order to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown's drought order.

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