Article to note: Emergency drought bill to be introduced to halt San Joaquin River restoration program and suspend portions of the Endangered Species Act

From the AP via the Visalia Times-Delta, news that House Speaker John Beohner is visiting the Central Valley today:

“At the Bakersfield, Calif., stop, Boehner will join Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and Rep. David Valadao of Hanford. The lawmakers are expected to announce a bill that seeks to halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River through 2015. Boehner’s visit follows Friday’s announcement by Gov. Jerry Brown formally declaring California’s drought.

Two other parts of the proposed bill would allow farmers to pump irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and to form a joint House-Senate committee to tackle long-term water woes. … “

Read more at the Visalia Times-Delta by clicking here.

Look for more on this story in today’s Daily Digest and throughout the day here at the Notebook blog …

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