Trump admin fast-tracks Colorado River pipeline
The Trump administration has put one of the largest new water projects on the Colorado River on the fast track, moving oversight to the Bureau of Reclamation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and raising concerns among environmentalists.
CLEAN WATER ACT
Trump hails WOTUS overhaul as critics call for investigation
President Trump yesterday touted his repeal of key Clean Water Act regulations as more than three dozen current and former government officials called for an investigation into the scientific basis of his forthcoming replacement rule.
Newsom forges ahead on delta tunnel
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) yesterday launched an environmental review of a tunnel that would re-plumb the state's water infrastructure, reigniting a long-simmering feud between water interests and environmentalists.
Calif. sues billionaire over beach access
California yesterday sued Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla for effectively blocking public access to a Northern California beach, the latest salvo in a yearslong property rights dispute.
Near disaster revealed nationwide dam problems
Disaster appeared imminent at the nation's tallest dam on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.