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Bouldin Island (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

SoCal Water District Buys S.F. Island for $175M

Southern California’s largest water district has secured a $175 million deal to purchase five small islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in a move that frightens some of the state’s agricultural interests, but could serve as a boon to Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial water tunnel project.

Jones Pumping Plant intake (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Dianne Feinstein to Obama: Turn on the Taps!

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) penned an open letter to President Obama on Thursday urging an increase in water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to thirsty farms and communities in Southern California.

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Jerry Brown to Environmentalist Water Tunnel Critics: ‘Shut Up’

California Gov. Jerry Brown had some sharp words for environmentalist critics of his proposed Sacramento River water tunnels. On Wednesday, Brown told critics of his $15 billion plan to “shut up, because you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,” according to the AP.