Rain Brings Relief to California — and More to Come

A powerful rainstorm sweeping through Northern California brought the state’s annual precipitation closer to normal after a dry winter — and there is more of it on the way. Bay Area public radio station KQED reports that the “Pineapple Express,”

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Next Round in Trump vs. California Fight: Water

The next battle between the State of California and the Trump administration — after clashes over the environment, “sanctuary” laws, and the border wall, to name a few — will be over water.

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Pinkerton: Fixing California’s Wildfire Problem

As the 2017 wildfire season in California recedes in time, if not in memory, the 2018 wildfire season is looming into view. And so if you live in the Golden State—now the Scorched State, as more than 500,000 acres were burned in 2017—you should be worried about a fire-haunted future.

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 false-color image from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite via NASA, shows a brown burn scar from the Thomas fire north of the city of Ventura, Calif., at bottom center. The flames stand out starkly as smoke billows toward the Pacific Ocean and …

Trump Envoy Mediates Water Deal Between Israel, Palestinians

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace envoy said Thursday Israel would supply the Palestinians with millions of cubic metres of water annually, as Washington seeks to build confidence for fresh negotiations.

Real estate attorney and Donald Trump's Israeli advisor Jason Greenblatt attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Devin Nunes Will Return to Fresno to Discuss Water on Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is heading to California to attend the annual Ag Lenders Society meeting in Fresno on Friday, where he will address water issues affecting the Golden State.

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Water-Starved Central Valley Says ‘Good Riddance’ to Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is retiring after 24 years in the U.S. Senate — and many in California’s Central Valley are glad to see her go. The liberal Democrat had a rocky relationship with the region over water issues, especially in the last few years.

Barbara Boxer,D-CA, delivers remarks August 5, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Tests Still Can’t ID Contaminant in Corpus Christi Water

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says he’s “absolutely” certain a chemical leak occurred to contaminate Corpus Christi’s public water supply although 115 tests have failed to show if an asphalt emulsifying agent made it from an industrial mixing tank to the water supply.

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Historic Water Bill Passes, Promising Relief to Central Valley

The Senate overcame a filibuster effort by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) early Saturday morning, bringing relief to farmers in the Central Valley — and potential lawsuits by environmental groups.

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In Final Act, Boxer to Filibuster Bipartisan Water Compromise

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California is determined to be remembered as a defiant and dogmatic leftist, as she plans Friday to filibuster a bipartisan water bill that gives her state’s farmers more access to water after six years of drought.

Barbara Boxer (John Minchillo / Associated Press)

Boxer vs. Feinstein over Bipartisan Federal Water Bill

Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is challenging fellow California Senator and liberal Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) over the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which emerged from bipartisan compromise in both houses.

Dianne Feinstein Barbara Boxer (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Yes, Donald Trump Campaigned in … California

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made two quick stops in California on Tuesday for fundraisers, speaking on issues of particular importance to Californians ahead of a Wednesday meeting in Mexico with the President of Mexico, and Trump’s much-anticipated immigration speech in Arizona.

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California Plans to Flush More Water to Sea to Save Delta Smelt

The State of California has released a new plan to save the endangered Delta Smelt, including a proposal to flush up to 250,000 acre-feet of water from reservoirs into the Pacific Ocean in the summertime, despite ongoing drought.

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Lake Mead’s Low Levels Wrongly Blamed on Climate Change

Whenever there is a new record set, whether rain, hurricane, drought, etc., those in the climate change alarmist camp seem to be quick to point to global warming as the cause and make more dire predictions regarding the future.

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13: A tractor tire sits in the waters of Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in …