Friday, August 22, 2014

Courtroom pushback on California water

Environmentalists are looking to complete their destruction of the California water supply by pushing legislation to regulate groundwater usage. For a glimpse of what the enviros have already wrought, look at the U.S. Drought Monitor’s list of the top U.S. cities that are running out of water – every one of them is in California and six are in the San Joaquin Valley. There was some pushback this week, however, when a group filed a lawsuit to end the double standard by which San Francisco, with its uninterrupted water supply from Hetch Hetchy, is exempt from the water cutbacks that have plagued the Valley. Read the court filing here.  

Separately, as the Department of Veterans Affairs in D.C. struggles to overcome years of neglect, I received a briefing today at the Fresno VA about how it’s working to improve care for our vets. We owe our veterans a lot, including a functioning VA system that is responsive to their needs.  

Additionally, in case you missed it, you can hear my discussion yesterday with Ray Appleton here.

Finally, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here.