[Gov. Jerry] Brown, meeting with this newspaper’s editorial board, also said he plans to proceed with his twin-tunnel plan for the Delta whether or not the public votes on it, and suggested that comprehensive reform of the California Environmental Quality Act, long one of his top priorities, is all but dead.
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
The water district board in Marin County’s Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers’ haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties.
For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines. … New state rules allow fines up to $500 per day for water wasters, and local authorities have their own penalties.
A Temecula Valley water provider expects to close escrow by Friday on a $49.77 million purchase of land wrapped around a Southwest Riverside County lake popular with boaters, campers and people who like to fish.
Two years ago, I introduced a measure to replace the doomed pork-laden water bond from 2009 with a trim, focused and non-controversial bond that could win voter support and address California’s critical water needs, without threatening the Delta region by funding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta tunnels.
The new bond, like the one it replaced, is written to enable extraordinarily expensive dams that will provide negligible benefit to the public, won’t resolve our water supply problems and will irreparably damage the environment.