Weekend Wrap-Up: Fracking; Delta
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Gov. Jerry Brown wrote, “I am signing Senate Bill 4, which establishes strong environmental protections and transparency requirements for hydraulic fracturing and other well stimulation operations,” in a signing message included with his news release announcement. Among the news outlets covering the story were Capital Public Radio’s “Brown Signs Fracking Regulation Bill,” the The Los Angeles Times’ “Brown Signs Bill on Fracking, Upsetting Both Sides of Oil Issue,” the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Brown Signs Bill to Regulate Fracking,” and The Sacramento Bee’s “California Fracking Bill Signed By Gov. Jerry Brown.”
The Delta also made headlines. There was The Sacramento Bee article titled “Southern California Water Users View Delta Tunnel Plan as Key to Reliable Future” and column by Executive Editor Joyce Terhaar, “Not Many Stories are Bigger Than the Delta.” The Stockton Record reported, “Outside Review Raises Questions About Key Delta Tunnel Claims.” “Who Will Pay for Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Tunnel Project?” was an article in the Los Angeles Times, along with a Capitol Journal column by George Skelton titled “Buffaloes Threaten Pristine Landscape in Tunnels’ Path.”
Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Hydroelectric Power, a newly added entry to the Water Education Foundation’s new interactive online water encyclopedia. To learn more, read the post, “Hydroelectric Power: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Study of Hydraulic Fracturing in State Puts Off Suit” from the San Francisco Chronicle. The most viewed commentary was the Los Angeles Magazine blog post, “The Prophet of California Climate — A Dialogue With Bill Patzert.”
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sacramento; a Brown Bag on the topic of “A Game to Map the Brain” Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sacramento; a sold-out Delta tour Wednesday, Sept. 25, by the Water Education Foundation and The Coalition to Support Near-Term Delta Projects; a Delta Stewardship Council meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, in West Sacramento; a Delta Protection Commission meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, in Stockton; and Central Valley Flood Protection Board events Friday, Sept. 27.