House Passes Calif. Water Bill Opposed By Obama

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 7:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to provide water to farms and communities in California's San Joaquin Valley, but the White House said it was “strongly opposed” to the bill because it would undo decades of effort to resolve California's ongoing water challenges.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, H.R. 1837, would largely restore water flows through the California State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project networks to what they were under a 1994 federal-state agreement called the Bay-Delta Accord. The...
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