- Modoc County Grower issued penalty for failing to acquire Water Quality Permit
- Remaining East Porterville homes now connected to sustainable water
- California lacking snow; snow water equivalent at only 4.9 inches, 27 percent of date’s average
- Report seeks to provide key elements of successful groundwater management for California managers
- State Contractors see slight increase of allocation
All posts tagged "legislation"
California drought bill dead
Members of Congress have fought over a drought bill for California for months. Negotiation between the two parties has been ongoing, until now. On Thursday, California Republicans said the bill is dead for the year. The California...
- Posted December 14, 2015
Ballot measure war over the Delta
For months, Governor Jerry Brown has worked on his twin tunnels water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a controversial project that would move water from the Delta to other parts of the Central Valley. Brown’s $15.5...
- Posted December 13, 2015
Omnibus spending bill negotiations to impact California’s water
As Congress negotiates the omnibus spending bill, legislators are beginning to question the policy riders that are showing up in the bill. Republicans have tried to remove Democrats’ policy riders that would protect the EPA’s Endangered Species...
- Posted December 6, 2015
Proposed legislation: shift money from high-speed rail to water infrastructure
On Thursday, Board of Equalization member George Runner and Senator Bob Huff of San Dimas filed language for a potential ballot imitative that would give Californians the option of shifting $8 billion in bond money that was...
- Posted November 14, 2015
BREAKING: EPA’s water rules overturned by Senate
On Wednesday, the Senate voted against the EPA’s attempt at making more waterways fall under federal jurisdiction. The vote passed by simple majority with a 53-44 vote after Tuesday’s failed attempt to get the 60 votes required...
- Posted November 4, 2015
Voters to see water-diverting ballot measure
Dean Cortopassi, a Stockton-based farmer and food processer, has collected at least 585,407 signatures for a ballot measure that would amend the California Constitution to require voters to approve ballot bonds that cost the taxpayer $2 billion...
- Posted November 4, 2015
DWR releases guidelines for groundwater management
In 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was established to help local agencies manage their groundwater supply. In September, Senate Bill 13 added amendments to SGMA that requires local water agencies to form groundwater sustainability agencies...
- Posted November 2, 2015
Federal court rules against EPA
On Friday, a federal court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt at expanding the federal government’s control over waterways. The Obama Administration cites the Clean Water Act of 1972 as their legal grounds for this...
- Posted October 11, 2015
Sen. Feinstein backs drought-relief bill
On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of the “California Emergency Drought Relief Act.” “This drought is worse than anything I have seen in my lifetime,” Feinstein...
- Posted October 9, 2015
Environmentalists propose new water bond
As the California drought continues to be an issue across the western United States, everyone on both sides of the political aisle are wondering how to address the problem. Environmentalists in California believe they have the answer:...
- Posted September 28, 2015