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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Water Plan

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


California lawmakers on Wednesday passed an $11 billion overhaul of the state’s antiquated water system in a bid to supply a soaring population while preserving a fragile environment. [...]

One of the authors in that package of bills, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, said Wednesday that one of the first questions the state must address is how much water the Delta needs.

Simitian said he recognizes the fear of some Northern Californians that their water might go to other places.

“I wouldn’t have been an author, let alone voted for the bills, if I hadn’t been pretty comfortable with the fact that we’re going to take care of Northern California and do that as part of a larger state,” Simitian said. “I think that people want to put aside our regional differences and get the job done for the state of California.”

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