“'Much the way Congress and federal regulators gave Wall Street a huge legal pass and billions in bailout money for crashing the US and global economies last decade, so does the State Water Resources Control Board coddle state and federal water projects..."
"The future of a proposal to raise California's Shasta Dam by as much as 18.5 feet is once again in question, following the release of two reports by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation earlier this week."
"The federal government will not pay the nearly $1.3 billion to raise the height of Shasta Dam up to 18 1/2 feet..."
"Plans are afoot to build power plants and frack near one of California's biggest reserves of fresh water... too little is understood about the water systems beneath the volcano."
"Despite the drought, agriculture in California is in better shape than you might think."