Weekend Wrap-Up: Fracking; Delta
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Fracking made headlines, including “Brown Releases Proposed Rules for Fracking,” an article in the Los Angeles Times; “California Fracking Regulations Proposed,” an article in the San Francisco Chronicle; “State Seeks Comments on New Fracking Rules,” an article in the Chico Enterprise-Record; “State Fracking Rules: Logic Beats Phobia,” an editorial in U-T San Diego; and “What California’s New Fracking Rules Would Do (And Not Do),” a post on the KQED Science blog.
“Big Obstacle for Delta Tunnel Project — Who will Pay for It?” was an editorial in The Sacramento Bee. Commentaries related to Delta issues included “There’s a Better Way — Sustainable Solutions, Not Tunnels, are Needed for Delta” in the Stockton Record; “Why Bay Area Should Care About California Delta” in the San Francisco Chronicle; and “Water is the Value that Runs Farming” in The Modesto Bee.
Headlines about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act included “Steep Hike in Flood Insurance Rates Strikes Rural Areas” in The Sacramento Bee and “Backlash Over Changes in U.S. Flood Insurance” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Water Word of the Week: From sister site Aquapedia, the Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia, read the post, “Hydrologic Cycle: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “California On Course for Driest Year On Record,” an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Excluding news articles, a Los Angeles Times commentary, “Desalination Isn’t Answer to California’s Water Problem,” received the most views.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include the American Ground Water Trust program, “San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Overdraft,” Monday, Nov. 18, in Tulare; a Brown Bag Seminar on a climate change update Monday, Nov. 18, in Sacramento; a California Water Commission meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Sacramento; a Delta Protection Commission meeting Thursday, Nov. 21, in Oakley; a Delta Stewardship Council meeting Nov. 21-22, in Sacramento; and a Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting Friday, Nov. 22, in Sacramento.