Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Decision 2016

Brown steps up campaign against measure on tunnels

The measure, funded by Stockton-area farmer Dean Cortopassi, would require a public vote on revenue bonds of more than $2 billion dollars, and stands to threaten Brown's high-speed rail and Delta water tunnel projects. DAVID SIDERS / Sacramento Bee


Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown stars in a new TV ad that first aired Thursday, in which he urges California voters to oppose Proposition 53, arguing that it will constrict local control, increase the cost of critical infrastructure and is the brainchild of a single wealthy farmer. "53 is paid for by one millionaire," Brown says in the 30-second spot. ► PROP. 53 DEBATE


State examines food irrigated with oil wastewater

Capital Public Radio

For more than 30 years, wastewater from oil and gas operations has been used to irrigate crops in California. Regulators will re-examine the safety of that practice during a public hearing today. To date, no studies have shown that irrigating crops with oil wastewater poses any threat. One study assesses the chemicals used in oil production.


How state's drought is fueling data innovation

Water Deeply

In the first part of a monthly "Water Talks" series, Patrick Atwater of the California Data Collaborative and Greg Gearheart of the Water Board talk about current projects and future opportunities for data to help transform water management and drought resiliency.

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