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Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

Tom McClintock’s Bill Fast-Tracks Dams & Reservoirs

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is leading an effort to end environmentalists’ ability to delay the building of dams and reservoirs on federal land by fast-tracking control of the permitting process, placing power in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Tracy pumping station (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Another Reservoir Problem for California’s Water System

California’s infrastructure crisis keeps making front page news — this time with the failure of equipment at a key pumping station in the State Water Project, which supplies drinking water to about half the state’s population.

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‘Water over High-Speed Rail’ Measure Gains Steam

Proponents of a ballot measure that would prioritize water storage projects over the construction of a high-speed train have begun collecting the signatures necessary to place the measure on California’s 2016 ballot.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Blue State Blues: Israel Solves the Water Puzzle

California will suffer severe shortages, with or without a warmer planet. We need to act soon. Water policy may not generate flashy headlines, and politicians who lay the foundations for reform may not be in office ten or twenty years from now, when credit is handed out. But it can be done. Israel has shown us how.

Dam Train (Courtesy Steve Brandau)

‘Dam…Train’: Billboard Draws Governor’s Response

“Dam [thumbs up]… Train [thumbs down]… Governor, put our water before your train,” reads a billboard message erected by Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau, revealed this week in California’s Central Valley.