Brown signs groundwater adjudication bills, other measures
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a number of water policy bills into law last week, including bills streamlining court decisions related to last year's historic groundwater management act.
Panel seeks to craft foundation for broad drought bill
Senate efforts to pass drought relief legislation for California and the West will hinge on key negotiators' ability to come closer to agreement, Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) signaled yesterday.
Drought fixes shouldn't ignore fish and wildlife, groups argue
With the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee preparing to dig into a series of hot-button Western drought proposals this morning, a coalition of conservation groups yesterday put their asks on the table.