Major Water Accord Leaking

In the aftermath of the defeat by the California stateLegislature of bills that would have created an oversight commission forCalFed and provided $12 million to protect endangered fish, CalFed facesadditional obstacles as Republicans in Congress are

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September 14, 2000, 11:00 AM PDT

By California 2000


In the aftermath of the defeat by the California stateLegislature of bills that would have created an oversight commission forCalFed and provided $12 million to protect endangered fish, CalFed facesadditional obstacles as Republicans in Congress are threatening towithhold $60 million in proposed federal funding for raising Shasta Damand other water projects. While Republicans are generally supportive ofthe Shasta project, they want to see more money designated forwater-supply projects than currently included in CalFed, a state andfederal effort to restore the ecosystem of the Bay-Delta and boost watersupplies for urban and agricultural use. Environmental Defense lawyerTom Graff finds it unlikely that Congress will approve the $60 millionfor CalFed this year, as the California Legislature cannot even agree ona program itself.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Sunday, September 10, 2000 in The Sacramento Bee

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