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  • Single tunnel proposal for Delta may herald a new approach - A compromise proposal suggests that one tunnel instead of two be constructed on the Sacramento River to deliver water to the pumps near Tracy. (Randall Benton –Sacramento Bee file) BY JOHN MCMANUS Special to The Bee  The Public Policy Institute of California recently called for the replacement of the Delta twin...
  • House passes water bill seen as threat to Delta fish - A boat makes its way through the Sacramento San-Joaquin River Delta near Isleton. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House on Thursday approved a far-reaching federal water bill despite protests from Bay Area lawmakers and environmentalists that the measure will harm the Delta ecosystem and fish by shipping more...
  • Everyone is at odds over Gov. Brown’s delta tunnels plan — here’s a compromise that could stop the fighting - When enemies are in face-to-face combat, they’re often blind to an obvious path to potential compromise. That’s certainly true of water warriors, who have been battling over California’s most valuable and limited resource since statehood. Fights don’t get any more ferocious than over water in this state. Agriculture just won...
  • President Obama Signs Water Bill With Big Ag ‘Poison Pill’ Rider - by Dan Bacher Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, was appalled by passage of the bill with its environmentally destructive Big Ag rider. “This is the tool California water districts need to deny the water for salmon and continue on with the Brown WaterFix for...
  • How California’s water wars divided one of the closest friendships in Congress - Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein of California appear with other Democrats at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton last year. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) A bill that stands to help farmers struggling through California’s epic drought sits on President Obama’s desk, awaiting a signature that would allow water in...

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