January 22, 2014
by Doug Obegi
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We’re All in this Drought Together (Unless Congressman Nunes Sacrifices the Environment First)

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco
Drought is a natural occurrence and a fact of life in California.  And climate change is likely to make the challenges of drought even more difficult.  While we … Continue reading

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March 2, 2012
by Kate Poole
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A Victory for Central Valley Salmon

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San Francisco
Today, the Ninth Circuit ruled, once again, that Westlands Water District and other junior Central Valley Project (CVP) water users in the San Joaquin Valley are only entitled to “surplus… Continue reading

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August 18, 2011
by Monty Schmitt
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Oil Shale Development and Western Water Supply: A House of Cards…

Monty Schmitt, Senior Scientist, San Joaquin River Project Manager, San Francisco At a time when management of the Colorado River Basin water supply is facing unprecedented challenges due to over allocation and climate change, energy companies are prop… Continue reading

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June 11, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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H.R. 1837 Offers No Solutions for California’s Water Challenges

Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, San Francisco Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the June 2 House Subcommittee hearing on Congressman Nunes’ H.R. 1837 was the lack of focus on solutions.  California faces real water ch… Continue reading

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June 1, 2011
by Monty Schmitt
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H.R.1837 (Nunes): A waste of time and money that undermines real progress

Monty Schmitt, Senior Scientist, San Joaquin River Project Manager, San Francisco At a time when water resource conflicts are common throughout the West, the San Joaquin River Restoration Program is a rare example of farmers, water districts, state and… Continue reading

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