Category Archives: Politics

California Should do Better

That is the message from this article in Fox & Hounds about water policy. An excerpt. No matter the crisis, the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB), Governor Brown and the Democratic super-majority-controlled Legislature — despite their best efforts — … Continue reading

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Water Policy in California

It is misguided, as this article from the California Water Alliance makes clear. An excerpt. No one questions the need for Californians to avoid wasting water and conserving our precious water resources. Water we need for our people, cities, environment, … Continue reading

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Policy Caused Drought

Great article from the California Water Alliance. An excerpt. “After a two-month delay and with a snowpack that is 200 percent above normal, in at time of brimming-full reservoirs, statewide flooding not seen since the 1890’s and with receding memories … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Water

Tent City Idea Over?

One hopes so as it is a terrible idea, but as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports, it actually may be dead, at least for now. An excerpt. As the rivers keep rising, more and more homeless men and … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Politics

Water, Politics & Science

An excellent article from Fox & Hounds about the all-too-often obtuse mix. An excerpt. The California State Water Resources Board (SWRCB) was taken to the woodshed this week by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), when Mark Holderman, the … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Water

California Dreaming

An excellent analysis from Joel Kotkin in New Geography. An excerpt. As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government, Politics

Politics & Water Policy

This article from the Sacramento Bee makes a good implied case that the two shouldn’t be mixed. An excerpt. Water providers from throughout the Sacramento region will urge the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to release their customers … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water