U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt isn’t shying away from reminding Californians who reigns supreme in its water wars.
In a letter issued Tuesday, Bernhardt reminded California leaders that its ability to act unilaterally in enacting restrictive rules governing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is limited and could violate the law.
Bernhardt staked this position in response to California Democrats on Capitol Hill, who sent two divergent missives to the Interior Department and Gov. Gavin Newsom over growing dissension over California’s water.