AIP Candidate on San Joaquin Valley restrictions

CN: The Governor has the power to turn back on the Delta Pumps in the Central Valley. And the county sheriff has the power to arrest any federal agent who tries to shut the pumps back off. Any true environmentalist realizes the impact water scarcity has on land. Not only is it truly a dust bowl in certain areas, but the lack of vegetation creates less oxygen in the air. If we really wanted to save “smelt,” we could create fish hatcheries and relocate some of the Northern Californian seal population, thus increasing the fish population, which would also benefit the Northern California fishing industry. We must turn back on the water for farmers, revenue, and the population in order to consume quality fruits and vegetables. “Global Warming” was just another UN model in order to enact stricter government regulations. Now they are claiming that global warming will cause cancer and mental illness. Yet scientists have proven that our climate is actually cooling and that the warming science was inconclusive. People do not need the government to hold their hands — humans are responsible enough to take care of the planet, which has been in existence for millions of years. What the people need is freedom! As Governor I would turn on the water and abolish AB 32.

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Water Industry Infrastructure: A Ticking Time Bomb Across the United States

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, another three water pipes will have burst somewhere in the United States.

Breaking at a rate of just over one per minute, it equates to about 540,000 bursts per year across America’s 1.8 million miles of water distribution lines.

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Experts call for hike in global water price

World Bank and OECD say water is a finite resource that must be valued at a higher price in order to repair old supply systems and build new ones.

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More Expensive Water? Experts Say a Price Hike Is a Must

Water is one of the most undervalued resources we have. Especially in the developed world, we pay a fraction of the true cost of water in order to have the required resource run from our taps. But really, a barrel of water is more valuable than a barrel of oil at any price, and we’re going to see that reality first hand. To ease the inevitable pain and slow our consumption of water to more reasonable levels, experts say that we need to up the price of water now.

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Trees play key role in purifying our water

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don’t think about the water we drink. We should.

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Smart water meters, dumb meters, no meters

Temecula-area water district customers to get special bills

Starting this week, Rancho California Water District customers will be receiving “shadow” bills along with their regular bills showing the effect the upcoming tiered rate system will have on what they pay for water.

The shadow bills are not meant to be paid. Rather, they show what customers might pay once the tiered rates go into effect July 1.

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General Environmental Management Announces Growth in Oil and Gas Sector for Wastewater Treatment Facility

POMONA, Calif., Apr 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — General Environmental Management Inc. (GEM) /quotes/comstock/11k!gevi (GEVI 0.19, -0.02, -9.52%) announced today that its subsidiary, Southern California Waste Water (SCWW), anticipates that this year’s revenue from servicing oil and gas producers will increase 75% over 2009.

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California Water Service Group Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

SAN JOSE, CA, Apr 28, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — California Water Service Group /quotes/comstock/13*!cwt/quotes/nls/cwt (CWT 39.17, -0.17, -0.43%) today announced net income of $2.0 million and earnings per share of $0.10 for the first quarter of 2010, compared to net income of $2.4 million and earnings per share of $0.12 for the first quarter of 2009.

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Earth Day: 40 years of imminent catastrophe

Four decades later, the world hasn’t come to an end. Most measures of human welfare show the Earth’s population is better off today than at any other time in human history. Life expectancy is increasing, per-capita income is rising, and the air we breathe and the water we drink are cleaner. And, of course, concerns about climate change have shifted from cooling to warming.

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Power: Hybrid Plants: Adding Desalination to Solar Hybrid and Fossil Plants

Shrinking water supplies will unquestionably constrain the development of future power plants. A hybrid system consisting of concentrated solar thermal power and desalination to produce water for a plant, integrated with a combined cycle or conventional steam plant, may be the simple solution.

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Calif. lawmakers reject hurdle for delta canal

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed the Legislature to approve or deny plans for a canal to route water around the delta.

Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman of San Rafael says lawmakers don’t need new legislation giving them the authority to oversee such a large construction project.

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SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) reminds the public that May is “Water Awareness Month,” a time to appreciate and carefully use the water resources essential to California’s special quality of life.

“Water is vital to California’s people, animals, ecosystems and economy,” noted DWR Director Mark Cowin. “As warm weather and vacation season arrive, the need is greater than ever to use water wisely and practice water conservation.”

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Panelists Size Up Water Supply Through 2060

Since the state’s formation in 1850, water has been one of the signature issues in California.

Today, three San Diegans are part of a panel looking at water use in Southern California during the next 50 years. They are Ruben Barrales, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; John Lormon, a partner with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP; and Julie Meier Wright, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

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Reviving San Francisco native creeks

Now, as part of an estimated $4 billion sewer upgrade, Islais Creek and other streams that last saw daylight more than a century ago could flow openly once again through neighborhoods of one of the country’s most densely built cities.

Such “daylighting” of urban creeks is being embraced in cities throughout the world.

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Rising waters mean rising worries on Yuba River

As snow from a strong Sierra Nevada winter starts its annual rush down the Yuba River, concerns about downstream safety are rising with the water level.

After performing six swimmer rescues and responding to one fatality at the river last year, Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief Tim Fike wishes potential spring swimmers would heed his advice about the Yuba.

“Admire it from a distance,” Fike said.

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Huge asphalt volcanoes discovered off California

Strange undersea domes spotted off the California coast are extinct “asphalt volcanoes” made from a mixture of hardened crude oil and marine fossils, according to a new study.

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Delta Stewardship Council Keys to Success – Flood Management and Credibility in the Delta

The work of the Council will be in the spotlight soon enough.  After all, most of the state has a great deal at stake in the Council’s efforts to restore the health of the ecosystem, address Delta stability issues and improve dysfunctional agency programs. 

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UA-Led Team Studies Effect of Yuma Desalting Plant on Cienega de Santa Clara

A binational team is studying whether running the Yuma Desalting Plant will affect Mexico’s Cienega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Colorado River Delta.

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Delta Stewardship Council Keys to Success – Show Me the Money

When the legislature passed the package of water policy reform bills last year, there were a few key issues that were not addressed.  One of the most important pieces of unfinished business is known in the water community as “finance”.  The question is simple – who’s going to pay to implement the Delta Plan?

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