"Water Conservation" Bill, SB 7
later to be called the
which set up the ground work for the
The opposition to the 'tunnels' plan left the state scrambling for a new name:
"California Water Fix"
It's all the same plan as the "Peripheral Canal" that was rejected over 40 years ago.
So what is happening to day?
The state is trying to find a way to get around the usual water permit process. Brown assures the public that the state is not going to take more water, they are just trying to change the water permit they have now, for the "Tunnels." Did I say that the plan calls for a New pumping station up by Sacramento?
This stuff keeps changing by day and it's hard to stay on top of it. Right now I'm learning how the state gave away a $97 million project paid for by you and me with our tax dollars, called Kern Water Bank. We didn't pay attention and the largest underground water storage ended up in a billionaire Stuart Resnick's hands, and the taxpayers have to pay him over $30 million for water swaps and water storage for environmental needs.
Why I mention this, is that the House Water & Power subcommittee is trying to wipe out a debt to taxpayers with the Westlands & San Luis Unit agreement. In that agreement the people will be held responsible for Westland's damage to the environment by wiping out all past court decisions.