Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Stepping it up

Gov. Brown says California's groundwater management 'not aggressive enough,' promises increased oversight

Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed a package of groundwater-management bills making the state the last in the West to assert broad control over groundwater. NBC News

NBC News

Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown said in an interview aired Sunday that California is not aggressive enough policing use of the state's groundwater, promising stepped-up oversight in future years. Brown's remarks on NBC's "Meet the Press" followed the release of a study tying climate change to the worsening effects of California's drought.

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Political differences could peak at Tahoe summit

McClatchy

The lawmakers convening today for a major Lake Tahoe conference confront a Capitol Hill conflict over how best to protect the much-beloved mountain region. For years, the unresolved differences have sunk efforts to renew the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, first passed in 2000. Some hope this summit can help members of Congress finally start paddling in the same direction.

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