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Politics cloud water debate

Politics cloud water debate

Fixing California’s water crisis requires finding a way to reallocate supply among the state’s three major user groups — and avoiding the political posturing and bickering that have surfaced.

No easy solution to California's drought


By Michael HiltzikFebruary 9, 2014, 5:00 a.m.

 There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now.

One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive solution to a problem that won’t be going away.

The other is that the community of water users will fragment and turn on one another, with farmers lining up against environmentalists, suburbanites against farmers, and so on.

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