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Aquafornia news The Ukiah Daily Journal
The governor of our state and the state legislature are getting into the act of exercising never-before-seen public control of privately owned groundwater wells. Assemblyman Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) and representatives from Community Water Center (CWC) are sponsoring legislation that would change the way new and expanded water wells are approved in California, and focusing on areas that are experiencing rapid decline in groundwater reserves. … Bennett’s bill, AB 2201, took a step forward last week as it survived a fight in a California state Senate committee.
-Written by Jim Shields, editor and publisher of the Mendocino County Observer and district manager of the Laytonville County Water District.