Tuesday, September 6, 2011

News articles and links from Sept. 6, 2011


A plan to push salt water from Delta blocked


From The Record - Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Coalition response...Federal fish agencies failed to follow environmental guidelines in developing biological opinions that govern the flow of water through the Delta. These same agencies failed to consider the impacts to humans resulting from the biological opinions. These agencies failed to establish any scientific link between X2 and Delta smelt. The federal judge is right in his ruling---they just "don't get it."

Water district celebrates smelt ruling


From Hanford Sentinel - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Coalition response...Arbitrary decisions by federal fish agencies to move the X2 line in the Delta must be supported by science...a failure recognized by a federal judge. The judge's ruling allows water to flow to farms and 25 million Californians that would have otherwise gone to the ocean without any measurable environmental benefit.

The X2 line and climate change denial


By John Bass

From Delta National Park - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Coalition response...Amazing---this blogger would would throw science out the window in any attempt to resolve California's water issues. Instead, he describes as futile a federal judge's recent ruling that calls for federal fish agencies to substantiate the establishment of X2---a fresh water barrier to repel salt water in the Delta---with proven science. If science is not allowed to impact and direct water policy, especially as it relates to the Delta, then why are public water agencies spending millions of dollars to preserve the Delta's ecosystem while safeguarding a water supply for 25 million Californians?


Jerry Brown involved in big rail, water issues


By Dan Walters

From Sacramento Bee - Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Water divides Central Valley lawmakers


From Fresno Bee - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

The year's boldest California water bill picked one fight but found another.

High-speed rail should go slower


From Modesto Bee - Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011


Trust us, we're federal scientists


By Brandon Middleton

From Pacific Legal Foundation - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011


Program to monitor groundwater level to be explained to commission


From Chico Enterprise-Record - Monday, Sept. 5, 2011


Farm storage-pond bill heads to governor's office


From Press Democrat - Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

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