Originally Published in the Sacramento Bee A single word, in the right context, has power. The State Water Resources Control Board is engaged in a wholesale reclassification of millions of acres of public and private lands by choosing a new definition for the word “wetland.” Whether out of fear of their admitted failure to preserve…

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By Jim Patterson Originally Published in Fox & Hounds Daily In California, nothing succeeds like success except — perhaps — failure. Take as one case in point California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in the matter of wetlands management. According to the SWRCB — California’s governor-appointed czars endowed by our legislature with broad authority…

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The California Water Alliance, a statewide, non-profit, water-policy organization, submitted public comments in response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s rule making process for Clean Water Act Section 401 – Certification and Wetlands Program, “STATE WETLAND DEFINITION AND PROCEDURES FOR DISCHARGES OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO WATERS OF THE STATE” redefining “wetlands” under…

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