From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Jay Lund,
Jeffrey Mount and Ellen Hanak:
As the effects of the drought worsen, two persistent water myths
are complicating the search for solutions. One is that
environmental regulation is causing California’s water scarcity.
The other is that conservation alone can bring us into balance.
From the Wall St. Journal, in a commentary by Edward P. Lazear:
Many parts of the country, notably California and Texas, are
experiencing intense drought. … Yet weather isn’t the only
problem: Government-dictated prices, coupled with restrictions on
the transfer of water, have made a bad situation much
Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6%
in the coming months, the federal government said
Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price
tags in grocery stores across the country.
When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it
begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a
drought-stricken state. … Today, on the cusp of a long,
dry summer, we follow the melting snow — and meet its dependents
— along one of its many routes from remote peaks to thriving
communities around the Golden State.