Endangered Species Act

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.

Delta Smelt (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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.

Salmon on Sacramento River (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

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.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP