Category Archives: 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

Single Family Housing Banned in Minneapolis

Wow, that seems pretty extreme, as reported by New Geography. An excerpt. In a recent article published in Housing Wire (and in many other places), it was told that Minneapolis will abolish single family housing as part of the Metropolitan … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

California Forest Management

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes about it. An excerpt. One problem with President Trump’s bullying rhetorical style is that he gives his critics reason to ignore him even when he has a point. Consider his weekend threat to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics