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2203, 2017

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Short-Changes California Again

Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director of the California Water Alliance (CalWA) announced today her organization’s disappointment [...]

2802, 2017

Trump Should Stop Reclamation from Stealing Farmers’ Water

By Erik Hansen | The Fresno Bee Valley farmers like Joe Del Bosque, whose situation [...]

2102, 2017

Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Aubrey Bettencourt | Farm Press It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop [...]

1602, 2017

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 [...]

2601, 2017

A Governor of Two Minds

By Aubrey Bettencourt January 27, 2017 California finds itself in simultaneous — conflicting and confusing [...]

1301, 2017

Court Decision May Mean California Owes Billions In Water Rights

By Aubrey Bettencourt | The Daily Caller Within hours of the release of a potentially [...]

2212, 2016

As Homeless Deaths Surge, Government Bureaucrats Spend Millions on Fish

By Aubrey Bettencourt | Fox & Hounds Daily The number of homeless people dying on [...]

812, 2016

Call to Action: WRDA Passes House Heads to the Senate

MEDIA CONTACT Aubrey Bettencourt: 559.816.8691 aubrey@californiawateralliance.org   Call to Action: WRDA Passes House Heads to [...]

2811, 2016

State lies about our rivers, Delta to feed its craving for ever more water

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director, California Water Alliance | The Modesto Bee If you go [...]

611, 2016

Can a San Francisco liberal win the Central Valley in the race for U.S. Senate?

By Phil Willon, The Los Angeles Times On water, however, there is a divide. And [...]

2710, 2016

California Ag Biz Loses Equivalent to Ebay Being Wiped Out, and it Could Get Worse

By Aubrey Bettencourt | Fox & Hounds What if I told you California’s economy lost [...]

310, 2016

Farms and cities need groundwater to survive

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Sacramento Bee | October 3, 2016 The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board [...]

209, 2016

It’s Time For Environmental Accountability

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Daily Caller | September 2, 2016 When considering the direction of [...]

2208, 2016

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 [...]

1608, 2016

A Broken Water System that Needs Accountability

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Faultline | August 16, 2016 It’s the dog days of summer. It’s [...]

308, 2016

Local Leaders Decry Drought Inaction

By Hannah Esqueda, Fresno Business Journal | November 2014 The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation held [...]

2007, 2016

New Bill Aims To Increase The Delta’s Salmon Population, Decrease Bass

By Erza David Romero, kvpr.org | July 20, 2016   The effort to preserve a [...]

2306, 2016

Aubrey BettenCourt: Lake Cachuma Reservoir at 14.6% of Capacity, Water Crisis Continues

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Noozhawk | June 23, 2016 As a graduate of Westmont College, it [...]

305, 2016

Temperance Flat is Answer to Environmental Groups’ Double Talk

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Modesto Bee | May 3, 2016 As described in The Bee’s April [...]

903, 2016

California Cotton Growers Association Annual Meeting, March 9, Visalia

Western Farmpress | March 9, 2016 The California Cotton Growers Association will host its annual [...]

1802, 2016

CaWater4All-Proposed Water Priorities Act Includes Los Angeles

By Patrick Cavanaugh, California Ag Today | February 18, 2016 The Water Priorities Constitutional Amendment [...]

1502, 2016

Proposal Would Shift Bullet Train Funding For Use on New Water Projects

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times | February 15, 2016 The state’s powerful agriculture industry [...]

2001, 2016

Legislative Analyst Completes Review of California Water Priorities Ballot Measure

California Ag Today | January 20, 2016 California Water Alliance (CalWA) executive director Aubrey Bettencourt [...]

2212, 2015

Sen. Feinstein Plays Paenuts-Rules Football with Western Water

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Flash Report | December 22, 2015 A week after U.S. Senator Dianne [...]

1812, 2015

California Water Ballot Initiative May Go to Voters in Nov. 2016

By Patrick Cavanaugh, California Ag Today | December 18, 2015 Aubrey Bettencourt, executive director of [...]

412, 2015

California Farmers Now See Drought as Rule, Not Exception

By Robert Rodriguez, Miami Herald | December 4, 2015 FRESNO, CALIFORNIA - Farmers are no [...]

411, 2015

Ballot Measure Threatens Jerry Brown’s Tunnels

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | November 4, 2015 The California Public Vote on Bonds Initiative, [...]

3110, 2015

The Answer is More Water

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Fresno Bee | October 31, 2015 Water experts like Mr. Meral [...]

2810, 2015

Farmers Talk Politics and Drought

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta | October 28, 2015 But among the local farmers and [...]

2410, 2015

Endangered Species Weighs On Ag

By Chris Bennett, Ag Web | October 24, 2015 Thousands of lawsuits later, almost 1,400 [...]

510, 2015

It’s Time To Do More Than Just Rally For Water

By Todd Fitchette, Western Farm Press | October 5, 2015 Several hundred people took precious [...]

2409, 2015

California Rally Aims to ‘Take Back Our Water’

By Mike Hornick, The Packer | September 24, 2015 California assemblyman Jim Patterson and organizations [...]

2208, 2015

A Local Operative in The Water Wars

By Seth Nidever, The Sentinel | August 22, 2015 But [Aubrey Bettencourt's] family’s local farming [...]

1508, 2015

State to Co-Host Soilless Agriculture Conference

By Anita Hofschneider, Civil Beat | August 15, 2015 The hydroponics and aquaponics farm Mari’s [...]

408, 2015

Navarrette: California water crisis gets rea

By Ruben Navarrette, Herald-Tribune | April 2015 In the Bible, Jesus turns water into wine. But in [...]

308, 2015

Ignoring The Water Problem is No Longer An Option

By Wes Ishmael, Beef Magazine | August 3, 2015 The water crisis is about much [...]

3107, 2015

Analysis: Drought Bill Deja vu Strikes (Again)

By Seth Nidever, The Sentinel | July 31, 2015 You can be forgiven for thinking [...]

3107, 2015

Dam Our Children’s Future, Full Stadiums Ahead!

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Latino Report | July 31, 2015 California may be running out [...]

2707, 2015

Who Holds Superior Rights, And Where is All That Water Going?

By Aubrey Bettencourt, Fox & Hounds | July 27, 2015 In the regulatory realm, responsible [...]

1707, 2015

More Dams For California Was Not Backroom Deal

By Aubrey Bettencourt, The Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2015 He conveniently forgets that [...]

1607, 2015

House GOP Passes Ca Drought Relief Bill, Despite Obama Veto Threat

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | July 16, 2015 LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, the House [...]

2606, 2015

Drought: Water Districts Consider Ignoring Orders As ‘Mass Confusion’ Reins over Water Cutbacks

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | June 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES – Some California water districts [...]

2506, 2015

Proposed Valadao Legislation Praised, Shredded

By Staff Reports, The Sentinel | June 25, 2015 HANFORD - Opinion across the political [...]

1706, 2015

New Plan For Sacramento River Unites Farmers, Greens

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | June 17, 2015 LOS ANGELES — California’s State Water Resources [...]

1306, 2015

California Cuts Water To Agriculture

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | June 13, 2015 On Friday, California’s top water regulators issued [...]

906, 2015

Central Valley Furious As State Board Suspends Rare Water Deal

By Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart | June 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The head of the [...]

605, 2015

Can You #BeatTheSong, take a shower in less than 5 minutes?

By News 10 and The Associated Press, ABC10.com | May 6, 2015 The California Water [...]

904, 2015

California Farmers Mount PR Campaign to Counter Backlash Over Water Use

By David Siders and Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee | April 9, 2015 When Gov. Jerry [...]

602, 2015

Experts Will Lead The Conversation At The 2015 NIAA Annual Conference

By PorkNetwork News Source | February 2015 Leading experts in water conservation and regulation will [...]

2609, 2014

California Drought Impacting San Diego Food Banks

By Monica Garske, NBC 7 San Diego News | September 2014 California’s extreme drought is [...]

1709, 2014

Lawsuits Could Bog Down Groundwater Law

By Seth Nidever, Hanford Sentinel | September 2014   The road ahead is chock-full of [...]

1009, 2014

Food Donations Underscore Drought Impact

By Kate Campbell, Ag Alert | September 2014 Central Valley farmers and businesses donated and [...]

703, 2014

California Farmers Urge Congress to Act on Drought Bills

By Kitty Felde, 89.3 KPCC | March 2014 More than a thousand California farmers sent a [...]

3101, 2014

Vidak Launches Water Bond Proposal

By Seth Nidever, Hanford Sentinel | January 2014 SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, [...]

112, 2013

California 2014 Drought Could Send Waves Through US Commodity Markets

By Hank Schultz, December 2013 A looming water crisis in California has led more than [...]