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Video: VIDEO: California’s drought a man-made crisis?

Video: VIDEO: California’s drought a man-made crisis?

In this appearance of Fox Business’ Varney and Co., “Taxifornia” author James Lacy argues the California drought is a man-made issue. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

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Much Finger Pointing, Few Concrete Answers in Water Crisis

Apr 18, 2015
Much Finger Pointing, Few Concrete Answers in Water Crisis

There is a lot of finger-pointing. The Associated Press reported Friday, that California cities are pushing back against the mandatory water use reductions, however, the State Water Resources Control Board is expected to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations this morning with a goal of slashing urban water use by one-quarter. The LA...

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My View II: In Defense of Almonds or Re-Examining Agriculture in California

Apr 11, 2015

This past week, Almond farmers are fighting back, defending themselves from a statistic that was released: “It takes one gallon of water to produce one almond.” KCRA reported this week, “The statistic then spread like wildfire on social media sites — and last week, people became increasingly critical when Gov. Jerry Brown instituted mandatory...

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Desalination Plants vs. Bullet Trains and Pensions

Current policy solutions enacted to address California’s water crisis provide an object lesson in how corruption masquerading as virtue is impoverishing the general population to enrich a handful of elites. Instead of building freeways, expanding ports, restoring bridges and aqueducts, and constructing dams, desalination plants, and power stations, California’s taxpayers are pouring tens of...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: How Potent An Issue Will Water Be for the Innovation Parks?

Apr 9, 2015
Commentary: How Potent An Issue Will Water Be for the Innovation Parks?

The questions are already starting to occur as the drought situation increases from urgent to crisis – where is the water going to come from to supply large developments in Davis? Water was the subject of a recent letter to the editor with an individual unhappy at the prospect that she may have to...

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers’ Friend

Jerry Brown 1.0 stood up to farmers 40 years ago while Jerry Brown 2.0 is standing up for farmers during the current drought crisis. In 1975, to the consternation of many framers, Brown signed the Agricultural Labor Relations Act allowing collective bargaining by farm workers. In 2015, Brown’s mandated 25 percent cutback on water...

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Mandatory water restrictions could be just the beginning

Faced with a crisis unprecedented in California’s history or his own tenure in office, Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled mandatory water restrictions at Phillips Station, a Sierra Nevada locale hit hard by this year’s meager snowfall. Cities and towns, he said, must now cut their water consumption by 25 percent from statewide urban usage in 2013; local...

Davis Vanguard
My View: California’s Water Policy Too Late, Fails to Note the 800 Pound Gorilla

Apr 4, 2015
My View: California’s Water Policy Too Late, Fails to Note the 800 Pound Gorilla

While the big news was Governor Brown’s Wednesday announcement of the first mandatory water restrictions in state history after reports that the snowpack is at a remarkable 5 percent of normal, the question is whether it is too little, too late, and misses the key factors contributing to the crisis. As the Bee put...

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Best Vegetables to Grow in a Drought

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Drought

You may have heard that here in California, we don’t have enough water to wet our whistle. There’s no snow, lakes are drying up, and severe water restrictions are in place. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to kiss your gardening dreams goodbye. Here are several tasty veggies that... 

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Kevin McCarthy: Bipartisan effort needed to deal with drought

The current drought in California is devastating. The order from the governor should not only alarm Californians, but the entire nation should take notice that the most productive agriculture state in the country has entered uncharted territory. We have experienced extreme drought conditions in years past but thanks to the most sophisticated water system in...

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