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Gov. Gavin Newsom Restarts Giant Water Tunnel Project

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the southern part of the state. “This project would help safeguard a vital source of affor...
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Environmentalists Oppose Westlands’ Bid to Secure Water

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department proposes to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lobbyist. "The Interior Department needs to...