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Farms and cities need groundwater to survive

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Sacramento Bee | October 3, 2016 The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board suggests that it would be proper state policy to wring the last drop of water out of California’s food producers [...]

It’s Time For Environmental Accountability

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Daily Caller | September 2, 2016 When considering the direction of our nation’s environmental successes and failures, don’t bother listening to me. Listen instead to Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman of Princeton [...]

Cultivating Common Ground: Economic Analysis of Drought on California Agriculture

By Aubrey Bettencourt, California Ag Today | August 22, 2016 Josué Medellín-Azuara, Duncan MacEwan, Richard E. Howitt, Daniel A. Sumner and Jay R. Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, ERA Economics and [...]

A Broken Water System that Needs Accountability

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Faultline | August 16, 2016 It’s the dog days of summer. It’s hard for us to see anything through the fatigue of national politics. California’s water world is suffering the same malaise; [...]