Wonder who funded that Public Policy Institute of California report recommending a Peripheral Canal?
Stephen Bechtel Jr. Funds Peripheral Canal Report!
by Dan Bacher
The people and foundations who fund "scientific" reports and studies often reveal what is the real agenda behind the publishing of any document. READ MORE »
Lloyd G. Carter: Much of California is a desert, we should live in it as such[/b]
By Lloyd G. Carter - Special to The Bee
Published 12:00 am PDT Sunday, June 15, 2008
Story appeared in FORUM section, Page E1
[img_assist|nid=118|title=|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=100|height=54]That dreaded word drought has again intruded into the California public consciousness following Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's June 4 declaration that a drought is officially under way. READ MORE »
Bakersfield Californian columnist Lois Henry wrote a column this weekend (June 13) wondering about the implications of the current drought for water policy changes in the state. READ MORE »
Delta canal measure put on hold
By E.J. Schultz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Story appeared in Sacramento Bee MAIN NEWS section, Page A3
An Assembly committee on Tuesday shelved legislation to build a canal around the suffering Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, telling the bill's author to try again next year.
Two years in the making, Senate Bill 27 tackled a subject so politically charged that author Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, carefully avoided using the "P" word – Peripheral Canal – as he presented the bill as a way to shore up state water supplies without harming the environment. READ MORE »
PERIPHERAL CANAL COSTS SOAR
From the San Jose Mercury Times:
The price tag for addressing the declining health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while providing a reliable water supply to California cities and farmers keeps getting higher.Officials met Thursday to discuss one of the state's most contentious proposals-piping fresh water around the delta and into the canals that carry it south and into the San Francisco Bay area. The various options are projected to cost between $4 billion and $17 billion. READ MORE »
A group of California members of the House of Representatives have come out AGAINST The California Chamber of Commerce's water bond proposal for the November 2008 election. In a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger, the congressmen complain there is TOO MUCH in the water bond proposal for the environment and NOT ENOUGH for new dams and a Peripheral Canal around the Delta. This may prove to be the death knell for the $11.7 billion bond proposal that was also pushed by the California Farm Bureau Federation. Gov. Schwarzenegger and the Legislature's leaders announced weeks ago that because of the budget deficit, they would not be proposing a new water bond on the fall election ballot. See the letter for yourself:
Contra Costa Times – December 8, 2007
By Mike Taugher, staff writer
Customers of one of the state's largest water delivery systems secretly commissioned a study last year to estimate how much it would cost to build a highly controversial peripheral canal to deliver water around the Delta.
The $50,000 study, completed in August 2006, shows that contractors of the State Water Project were actively considering a new canal similar to the aqueduct voters killed in 1982. READ MORE »