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Twin tunnels project to face California state audit

Twin tunnels project to face California state audit

SACRAMENTO — Critics of the Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix scored a victory on Wednesday.  By a 9-2 vote, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved a financial audit of…

Delta tunnel hearing set for Tuesday

Delta tunnel hearing set for Tuesday

SACRAMENTO — The State Water Resources Control Board will began public hearings, today, on the controversial California WaterFix. The plan would add three new points of diversion that would move water…

July Fourth fireworks cause spike in air pollution

July Fourth fireworks cause spike in air pollution

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution control district is encouraging Central Valley residents to skip setting off personal fireworks in favor of professional pyrotechnic displays. The effort is…

Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

WASHINGTON — German automaker Volkswagen is trying to put its emission scandal behind it. The company reached two related settlements, one with the United States government and the State of…

Last California nuclear plant to be shuttered

Last California nuclear plant to be shuttered

California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon in San Louis Obispo County, will cease operation according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Under a joint proposal by Pacific Gas & Electric…

Eggman’s anti-tunnels bill stalls in committee

Eggman’s anti-tunnels bill stalls in committee

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would have forced a public vote on the plan to divert water from the Delta through two underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday. AB…

Riverbank gets grant to clean up contaminated site

RIVERBANK —  The Riverbank Local Redevelopment Authority is going to receive more than $39 million from an environmental services grant from the US Army to help clean up a Superfund…

Bill in works to put Delta tunnels to vote

Bill in works to put Delta tunnels to vote

(Updated at 4:14 p.m.) SACRAMENTO — Stockton Democratic Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced a bill Tuesday that would require voter approval for construction of the Delta tunnels. AB 1713…

Delta Tunnel opponents to fight MWD land purchase

San Joaquin County is among the petitioners filing a lawsuit today against Metropolitan Water District over its deal to purchase the Delta islands without going through the CEQA process. San…

San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

The San Joaquin River is the second most-endangered river in the United States, according to the conservation group AmericanRivers.org. “The river is so overtapped that in some places it runs…