Fight Over Peripheral Canal Ready to Flow Again

SAN JOSE, California — A coalition of business and agriculture groups is working on a ballot measure that would bypass long-stalled negotiations in the Sacramento on the peripheral canal and additional reservoirs, and environmentalists who oppose both tell the San Jose Mercury News they are gearing up for a ballot war.
The war over water isn’t so much about water as it is about competing visions of how California should develop. And the Capitol’s chronic inability to resolve the water issue is emblematic of its dysfunction on all big issues, including the deficit-ridden state budget, health care, education and transportation.
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Source: Mercury News