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Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Aubrey Bettencourt | Farm Press It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop playing games and begin the construction of new storage as Californians passed a water bond in 2014. Question: When is [...]

Oroville shows officials have focused on false choices over California’s water system

By Aubrey Bettencourt | The Sacramento Bee After six years of drought and a few months of flooding, California’s decades-long political commitment to ideology of being either for the environment or against progress has endangered [...]

  • Jerry Brown Drought Statement | CalWA

A Governor of Two Minds

By Aubrey Bettencourt January 27, 2017 California finds itself in simultaneous — conflicting and confusing — statewide emergencies. Depending on Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s whim, we are either enduring a drought emergency or a [...]

Court Decision May Mean California Owes Billions In Water Rights

By Aubrey Bettencourt | The Daily Caller Within hours of the release of a potentially adverse federal court decision in late December, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) extended by two months the [...]