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Environmental regulations requiring releases of millions of acre-feet of water over the last decade have failed to improve the Delta ecosystem, including multiple endangered fish populations.
With Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of Senate Bill 1, which would have unnecessarily frozen environmental laws that govern endangered species and management of California’s water system, the water community can start the new water year with renewed focus on taking important steps to address the challe
Despite efforts by some legislative Democrats to derail a monumental water management and environmental improvement agreement, Governor Gavin Newsom is right to stand up for water users, farmers and endangered fish species.
SB 1 is a step backwards and is contrary to Governor Gavin Newsom’s efforts to develop a Water Resilience Portfolio that embraces innovation and encourages regional approaches while integrating investments, policies and programs across state government.
Senate Bill 1 would set the state back on improving water supply reliability and effectively stop the voluntary agreements in their tracks. Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on improved science in the Delta will be for naught.
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