Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Fact check

Sen. Feinstein was way off the mark when she said 'tens of thousands' of California farms going bankrupt

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Sacramento Bee

ANALYSIS: Urging her fellow lawmakers to pass a bill that would send more of California's water to the arid farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave an impassioned speech Friday about the threat facing family farmers. There was one problem, though. Feinstein vastly overstated the numbers of farmers who have gone bankrupt.

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EPA report highlights fracking threat to water

Center for Biological Diversity & Associated Press

A new report released Tuesday by the EPA highlights hydraulic fracturing's threat to California's water supplies. The report said fracking poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is.

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Largest seawater desal plant hits one-year mark

San Diego County Water Authority

In its first year of operations, The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant — the nation's largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant — produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to meet approximately 10 percent of the region's demand.

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