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CARTOON: A Thirsty California

CARTOON: A Thirsty California

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Harshest water conservation targets unveiled

As a closely-watched court ruling threw California’s tiered water pricing system into disarray, the Water Resources Control board made public its latest and harshest conservation targets for municipalities across the Golden State. Detailing the plan, MarketWatch reported that “Angelenos must save another 16 percent for the year ahead, the water board said,” despite saving over 9 billion...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Water Uber Alles?

Apr 23, 2015
Commentary: Water Uber Alles?

An article last week on Fox News called this is a “man-made disaster,” arguing “the Golden State’s misguided environmental policies allow much-needed freshwater to flow straight into the Pacific.” They write, “In an average year, California gets enough snow and rain to put 200 million acres under a foot of water, but environmental opposition...

FOX40
California Government Says It’s Meeting Water-Saving Goal

Apr 22, 2015
California Government Says It’s Meeting Water-Saving Goal

SACRAMENTO- Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says it met its own water conservation goal for 2014 despite early struggles to track usage amid the state’s drought. Data released Wednesday show state agencies last year cut water use by 23 percent compared with 2013. The goal was 20 percent. Water savings varied across the state’s prisons,...

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Davis Vanguard
Appellate Court Strikes Down Capistrano Tiered Rates; Governor Issues Angry Statement

Apr 21, 2015
Appellate Court Strikes Down Capistrano Tiered Rates; Governor Issues Angry Statement

On Monday, an appellate court struck down Capistrano’s Tiered-Rate System, a case that was being watched closely locally when the city of Davis was developing its rate structure. But the decision of Capistrano Taxpayers Association vs. City of San Juan Capistrano, now has much broader implications than just Davis’ water rate system. Governor Jerry...

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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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Mulch Madness comes to Rocklin on May 16

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Davis Vanguard
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...

California Political News and Views
Drought: Many point finger of blame at environmentalists

As California’s potent drought inspired soul searching from analysts worried the Golden State can’t grow without water, politicians and officials focused on a more immediate task: laying blame for the problem. Gov. Jerry Brown has tried to set a philosophical tone, cautioning that “we are embarked upon an experiment that no one has ever tried: 38 million...

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Davis Vanguard
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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