California lawmakers seek to exempt water projects from key law

Outlet: The Miami Herald

April 19, 2011

WASHINGTON — Central Valley water projects would be exempt from a key environmental law under a controversial measure introduced by rural California lawmakers. The bill authored by freshman Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Atwater, would permit water projects to be built without completing the federal environmental studies that have been required since 1970. The bill also would make it harder to challenge projects in court…

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