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Delta Smelt (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Ted Cruz: ‘Environmental Policies’ Kill California Jobs over ‘Bait Fish’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waded into California water politics on Saturday, suggesting at the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame that eating the three-inch Delta Smelt with “cheese and crackers” rather than allowing “out of control environmental policies” to kill California jobs, including those for Hispanic farm workers.

Salmon on Sacramento River (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

New Plan for Sacramento River Unites Farmers, Greens

LOS ANGELES — California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Tuesday announced the outline of a revised Sacramento River Temperature Control Plan that takes into account the needs of both farmers and environmental interests.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California’s Sinkage Headed for Record Summer

Epic levels of sinking lands across California could hit new 50-year lows come summer without any concrete plans to stem the tide brought on by record drought and government regulatory strangleholds preventing free flow of above ground options.