California’s Worst Drought Tests Gov. Brown

2015 May 1.

California governors seem predestined to be beset by crises.  There is something about this place that seems to foster them.  Pete Wilson’s tenure will be remembered as much for his management of multiple crises—major earthquakes, fiscal meltdowns, urban riots—as for his policy achievements.

Nitrate Related Water Quality Regulations Continue to Be in Limbo

2015 May 1.

Over the last dozen years or so, the state’s regional water quality control boards have ramped up regulations on irrigated agriculture and their discharges to surface and ground waters.