Jerry Brown admin blasts delta tunnel lawsuits rider
California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) administration yesterday criticized Republican attempts in Washington to exempt his controversial plan to update the state's water system from judicial review.
Calif. agency mismanaged funds for groundwater cleanup — IG
A California water district has mismanaged thousands of federal dollars awarded by the Interior Department for a high profile groundwater cleanup project in the San Joaquin Valley, department auditors said yesterday.
USGS not liable for fatal helicopter crash
Federal judges on Friday ruled the U.S. Geological Survey is not liable for failing to mark a cableway in an Arizona national forest that allegedly caused a fatal helicopter crash.
Thirsty vineyard, Big Ag test landmark aquifer law
CUYAMA VALLEY, Calif. — Virtually all of the state's groundwater problems come to a head in this slender valley, where locals say agribusiness and Harvard University's endowment fund control the implementation of a new law intended to solve aquifer problems. "It feels like the fox is guarding the henhouse," one said.
Enviros plan to sue FWS over yellow-billed cuckoo's habitat
Conservationists today put the Fish and Wildlife Service on notice that they plan to sue for its failure to designate critical habitat for a threatened Western songbird.