Friday, May 27, 2011

News articles and links from May 27, 2011

California Water Regulators Propose Exemptions from Farm Water Measurement Law


By Ed Osann

From NRDC – Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coalition response...It is disappointing to read Ed’s assessment of DWR’s proposed regulation governing agricultural water measurement. Over the past year ag water suppliers, university experts, environmentalists and professional engineers discussed the range of options DWR is considering to meet the requirements of SBx7-7. Ed participated in these meetings. Every one of Ed’s concerns was discussed and the result is a regulation that contains practical solutions to improved water measurement and volumetric pricing, not exemptions or a watered-down version of the law. The draft measurement regulation is far from the “status quo” on agricultural water measurement. It is a solid step forward and will demonstrate its effectiveness in the coming years, despite this unfounded criticism.

I would like to publicly invite Ed before the next California Water Commission Meeting to visit with me one or two of the irrigation districts that are already successfully meeting the requirements of the law and see how their achievements can be replicated in districts not yet in compliance.


Water solution flows easily at Lake McClure


From Merced Sun-Star – Fiday, May 27, 2011

Should California have a Water Czar?


By Mark Lubell

From UCD Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior – Friday, May 20, 2011


Assembly OKs bill on sale of Sacramento’s treated wastewater


From Sacramento Bee – Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Delta hyperbole


By Damien M. Schiff

From Pacific Legal Foundation – Thursday, May 26, 2011


SJ River draft EIS: ‘War and Peace’ times five


By Mark Grossi

From Fresno Bee – Thursday, May 26, 2011

The San Joaquin River Agreement and H.R. 1837 – A Deal is a Deal


By Barry Nelson

From NRDC – Thursday, May 26, 2011


Local legislator considering creating new state position for Salton Sea restoration


From IV Press – Friday, May 27, 2011

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