Calif. Water Bill Puts Enviro Settlements In Question

Law360, San Diego (March 8, 2012, 11:11 PM EST) -- A bill seeking to bring more water to farms and communities in California's San Joaquin Valley is drawing concerns that it could undermine settlements resolving environmental litigation and allow for the federal government to override a state's allocation of water rights, according to experts.

The Republican-sponsored Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, H.R. 1837, which is proceeding to the U.S. Senate after passing the U.S. House of Representatives largely along party lines last week, proposes to restore water flows through the California State Water Project and...
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