Calif. Panel OKs Bill Seeking Cost Analysis On Delta Plan

Law360, San Diego (April 25, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT) -- A California committee Tuesday approved a measure calling for an independent cost-benefit analysis before spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars for a tunnel to divert the Sacramento River around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — a plan that could become one of the state's biggest public works projects.

Despite opposition from more than a dozen water districts, A.B. 2421 by Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee in a 10-2 vote. It would require the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to...
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