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 »