Category Archives: Politics

Another for the Are You Kidding Me File

Yep, hydroelectric power is not a renewable energy resource, according to the California Legislature’s Democratic members, as reported by the Foundation for Economic Education. An excerpt. Anna Caballero, a Democratic state senator from a district near me in California, had … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Medieval California, Part II

I think I posted this awhile back but it’s appropriate to do so again as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, this from the City Journal. An excerpt. Seattle is under siege. Over the past five years, the Emerald City has … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Water is For Fighting

I believe it was Mark Twain who said, “whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting”, anyway, the old California battle rages on, as this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, reports. An excerpt. CLEMENTS, San Joaquin County — When … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Water

Important Water Storage Legislation Proposed

Chances of its passage in the new House is iffy, but good legislation anyway, as reported by Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation today that would repurpose recovered Federal funding from the California High-Speed Rail project to … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Water Wasted

It is wasted, as this story from Fox News reports, because California has not built any water storage for decades. An excerpt. LOS ANGELES — California’s rainy season could be the wettest in 40 years, but experts say the state … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Suburbs as New Policy Frontier

It’s an obvious move as this article from New Geography explains; which, though its focus is on Australia, has meaning in America as well. An excerpt. “Around the world, the vast majority of people are moving to cities not to … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Politics

New Interior Director Appointment

As reported by Politico. This could be good news for water storage in California. An excerpt. President Donald Trump will nominate David Bernhardt to be the new Interior secretary. The announcement in a tweet from the president Monday ends a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Water