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Two Valley Congressmen Have a Say in Whether House Dems Probe Valley Water Boost



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As House Democrats pine for an opportunity to dig into the U.S. Department of Interior on a wide array of issues, two Valley Congressmen face a tough choice between additional water for their districts or supporting their committee chair.
Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to vote on a resolution granting Committee Chair Raul Grijalva (D–Ariz.) wide-ranging subpoena power over the Interior Department.
One inquiry in the hopper: a closer look at the process that yielded the Trump Administration’s freshly-released biological opinions governing the federally-operated Central Valley Project.
The potential inquiry sets up a classic dynamic in California’s water wars: the Natural Resources Defense Council versus California’s water districts.
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