Weekend Wrap-Up: Legislative, Water Issue Roundup
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Headlines on water-related state legislative news were “Bad Year in Sacramento for Environmental Measures,” an article in the San Jose Mercury News; “In Lake Tahoe Development Struggle, California Blinks, Nevada Wins,” an article in the Los Angeles Times; “Legislature Adjourns for 2013 Without Passing AB 145, Water Bond Bills,” from the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) website; and “Pérez Says California Water Issues on Next Year’s Agenda,” a post in The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog.
The news roundup also included the following: “Climate Change Prompts New Concerns About Delta Tunnels, Sacramento Water Supply,” an article in The Sacramento Bee, “Often-Tainted Tap Water Unaffordable to Many in Rural San Joaquin Valley,” an article in The Fresno Bee; “Nearly $53 Million Sought by QSA Plaintiffs,” an article in the Imperial Valley Press; and “Public Water Now’s Ron Cohen Brings Focus to Cal Am Takeover Effort,” an article in the Monterey Herald.
Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is California Environmental Quality Act, a topic that has been in the headlines. To learn more, read the post, “California Environmental Quality Act: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week.”
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed post was the news release, “Preparing for the Possibility of a Dry 2014,” from the California Department of Water Resources. The most viewed story was “California Takes Steps to Ease Landmark Law Protecting Environment,” an article in The New York Times.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include the 5th Annual State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Sacramento; a California Water Commission meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Oroville; and the Bay Area Council/ Commonwealth Club Program titled “The Once and Future Delta: Water Plans for California” Thursday, Sept. 19, in San Francisco. Saturday, Sept. 21, is California Coastal Cleanup Day.