California Lawmakers Reject Bill Calling For Delta Tunnels ScrutinyAB2583 by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, a Democrat from Oakley, could have delayed Gov. Jerry Brown's $15.7 billion water tunnel project by requiring more extensive environmental review.
Assembly Bill Requiring Vote On Delta Tunnels Project Passes CommitteeAssembly Bill 1713 calls for voters to weigh in on the controversial $15.5 billion project to build two massive tunnels in the San Joaquin Delta to send water to residents and farmers in Southern California.
Feds Will Review If Delta Tunnels Project Used Mishandled FundsThe inspector general of the U.S. Interior Department will look into accusations that California took $60 million meant for fish habitat to spend on preliminary work for Gov. Jerry Brown's project and otherwise mishandled federal funds.
Southern California Water District's Island Buys May Be Related To Delta Tunnels ProjectThe Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to buy five islands that could potentially influence the state’s water supply.
Report: California Plans To Take Up To 300 Farms By Eminent Domain For Delta Tunnel ProjectBrown has pushed for a massive delta makeover since his first stint as governor in the 1970s and 1980s. In May, he told critics of the tunnels to "shut up."
Ballot Measure Threatens Delta Water Tunnels PlanA measure expected to quality for the November 2016 ballot could threaten Gov. Jerry Brown's $15 billion twin tunnel plan to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Advocates Say Revised Delta Tunnels Project Isn't EnoughGov. Jerry Brown’s solution is a two-tunnel system to move water south, starting outside Clarksburg and taking water from the Sacramento River. The water will move into a single tunnel until north of Walnut Grove. It will then move into a dual tunnel and flow into the south Delta.