Trump Signs Order Diverting More Water to California Farmers

President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise Wednesday to send more water from Northern California to cities and farmers in the state’s central and southern regions – a move denounced by critics as harmful to endangered species and destined to spur lawsuits on several fronts.

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Feds Roll Back Fish Protections to Send More Northern California Water South

The Trump administration on Tuesday weakened federal regulations aimed at protecting a variety of fish species that have seen their numbers dwindle as California continues to move millions of gallons of water from its water-rich north to the thirsty farms of the Central Valley. 

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Newsom Scraps California’s $17 Billion WaterFix Project

Axing former Gov. Jerry Brown’s design for two massive tunnels underneath California’s most important estuary, new Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday it was scrapping the $17 billion project in favor of a less-expensive, one-tunnel approach, cementing a major win for environmentalists.

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Newsom Pulls Plug on LA-San Francisco Bullet Train in State of State Speech

California Governor Gavin Newsom used his first State of the State address Tuesday to drop twin bombshells: He wants to dramatically downsize the $77 billion high-speed rail project and his predecessor’s dream of a gigantic pair of tunnels delivering water under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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