More critical water storage is finally coming to California. It took nearly 40 years.

McClatchy DC » California officials have been pushing for more natural water storage since the last large-scale facility was built in 1979. Now they’re finally going to get it.

2018-09-24T11:32:42+00:00September 13th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Dams|

Senators insist on judicial review of water tunnels project

E&E News » California’s two Democratic senators have committed themselves to opposing a controversial House provision that would block judicial review of the state’s WaterFix tunnel project. While backstage discussions have occurred, opponents of the $17 billion tunnel project recognize the judicial review ban is all but certain to pass the House as part of a fiscal 2019 Interior and EPA appropriations bill.

2018-06-18T10:30:42+00:00June 15th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Wastewater, Water|

Why Southern California is calling for a do-over on its vote to bankroll the Delta tunnels

The Sacramento Bee » A historic vote on the Delta tunnels project is getting a do-over. Southern California’s powerful water agency — the Metropolitan Water District — said Thursday its board will vote again in July on whether to pay for the lion’s share of the project, known officially as California WaterFix.

2018-06-11T09:03:31+00:00June 7th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Water|

California Sued Over Delta Tunnels Project Changes

SCV News » Environmental organizations sued the California agency in charge of managing the massive WaterFix project Friday, saying the state illegally altered the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta management plan to favor the project over ecological restoration.

2018-05-31T08:37:04+00:00May 31st, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Water|

A Washington bomb set to go off in California’s delta tunnels water war

Los Angeles Times » Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) inserted a rider into an Interior Department appropriations bill that would exempt the project from all judicial review. If passed by the House (likely) and Senate (possible) and signed by President Trump (probable), the rider would open a gaping hole in California and federal law.

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