THIS JUST IN … Huge Delta water deal backed by Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown, Kevin McCarthy
From the Sacramento Bee:
“California’s most senior Democrat and most powerful Republican in Washington are teaming up to extend a federal law designed to deliver more Northern California water south, despite the objections of some of the state’s environmentalists.
While controversial, the language in their proposal could help settle the contentious negotiations currently underway in Sacramento on Delta water flows — the lifeblood of California agriculture as well as endangered salmon and smelt. … ”
Read more at the Sacramento Bee here: Huge Delta water deal backed by Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown, Kevin McCarthy
From Dan Bacher:
“In a move that drew harsh criticism from fishing and environmental groups, California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that he supports the controversial Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act) provisions proposed today by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“I support the 7-year extension of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, including important provisions that House Majority Leader McCarthy and Senator Feinstein have proposed that enable California water users to participate in voluntary agreements and help improve river flows to restore fish populations,” said Brown in a statement. … ”
Read more at the Daily Kos here: Breaking: Jerry Brown Backs Deal to Increase Pumping Delta Water to Big Ag
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