DAILY DIGEST: Trump administration threatens jail time for CA officials over river project; Governor to act on key legislation for farms, ranches; Eyes in the sky help farmers on the ground; Study: Inadequate groundwater to meet demands in basin targeted by Las Vegas; and more …

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In California water news today, Trump administration threatens jail time for California officials over river project; Governor to act on key legislation for farms, ranches; Hope Remains for Friant-Kern Bill Despite Failing to Pass in Legislature; Eyes in the Sky Help Farmers on the Ground; UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions; Is the San […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Delta Conveyance DCA to vote on establishment of a Delta Stakeholder Committee; State Water Board adopts order to increase flows for Santa Ynez River; Congressional Democrats introduce bill to reverse Trump’s Endangered Species Act rollback

DCA Set to Vote on the Establishment of a New Delta Stakeholder Engagement Committee From the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority: The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), an independent joint powers authority tasked with design and engineering work to support the state’s effort to modernize Delta conveyance, has posted the agenda packet for the September 19 Board […]

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DAILY DIGEST: A fight with Trump that Gavin Newsom doesn’t want: Why he’s vetoing environmental bill; Want to prevent California’s Katrina? Grow a marsh; Community outreach the key to water flowing in East Porterville; Newsom administration quietly stalls fracking permits; and more …

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In California water news today, A fight with Trump that Gavin Newsom doesn’t want: Why he’s vetoing environmental bill; Want to Prevent California’s Katrina? Grow a Marsh; Why Water Now Flows in East Porterville — Community Outreach the Key; Newsom administration quietly stalls fracking permits; Pacific Ocean “blob” harming marine life made worse by climate change; These Are the U.S. […]

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REACTIONS: Legislators, NGOs, farmers, and water interests react to passage and imminent veto of SB 1

Late Friday night, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health and Workers Defense Act.  Governor Newsom has indicated he will veto the measure.  Here are the responses from legislators, NGOs, water agencies, and farmers: Joint statement by Senator Feinstein and others: Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressmen John Garamendi, Josh Harder, Jim Costa and […]

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DAILY DIGEST: The latest on SB 1; Will climate change mean less farming in the West?; Potter Valley Project negotiations stay afloat through rough waters; Homeowners criticize Mojave Water Agency water rights purchase; and more …

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In California water news today, George Skelton: In defying Newsom, she tried to protect California from Trump — and showed how legislating should work and more on SB1; Will Climate Change Mean Less Farming in the West?; Work continues at Lake Oroville Dam; Potter Valley Project Negotiations Stay Afloat Through Rough Waters; SoCal: You Can Rip Out Your SoCal Lawn […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: River defenders win major victory for CA waterways; Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority Set to Discuss a New Delta Stakeholder Committee; Nomination period open for the 2020 Delta Leadership Program

River Defenders Win Major Victory for CA Waterways Ruling requires state compliance with the Clean Water Act From the Earth Law Center, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and San Diego Coastkeeper: A coalition of river and coastal defenders have won a major victory against the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board), securing an order that requires the Water Board to meet […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: SB 1 passes legislature, but Newsom plans to veto it; A look at the giant stack of bills sitting on Newsom’s desk; Forecasters see neither La Nino nor El Nino; Finding the source of feces in the American River; Lawsuit in Ventura County over state water; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump’s rollback of endangered species protections; $400mil in funding to fix Friant-Kern Canal stalls in Legislature; California Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Battle to Eradicate Nutria from State Wetlands; California Lawmakers Have Piled A Giant Stack Of Bills On Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Desk. Here Are Some Of […]

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SATURDAY NEWS BLAST … California legislature passes SB 1

The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature California lawmakers vote to block Trump’s environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom:  “California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.  The governor must now decide whether to veto the […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Heated Anti-Trump SB 1 environmental bill could hold to 2020; Friant-Kern Canal bill extended to two-year bill; CA protects itself from Trump’s rollback of Clean Water Act; Bioreactors to the rescue in polluted CA wetlands; and more …

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In California water news today, Heated Anti-Trump SB 1 Environmental Bill Could Hold to 2020; Senator Melissa Hurtado’s bill to invest in Friant-Kern Canal extended to two-year bill; California protects itself from Trump’s rollback of Clean Water Act; Bioreactors to the Rescue in Polluted California Wetlands; California’s biggest wildfire of 2019 approaches 50,000 acres as dry conditions return; Review of […]

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DAILY DIGEST: SB 1 may be delayed over water; Friant-Kern Canal bill sunk by legislature; Far reaching ramifications of SB 307 on groundwater management; Study shows state progress on water as a human right; DWR to study removal methods of highly-invasive plant in Suisun Marsh; and more …

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In California water news today, California’s Trump-blocking environmental bill (SB 1) may be delayed in fight over water; Friant-Kern Canal’s $400 million fix sunk by state legislature… for now; Unquenchable Thirst: Groundwater Bill Could Shift State’s Water Management Approach; DWR Awarded Prop 1 Grant to Study Removal Methods of Highly-Invasive Plant in Suisun Marsh; New UCLA Study – State Makes […]

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