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California postpones key water vote under political pressure

November 07, 2018
Under last-minute pressure from top Democratic leaders, California's water board has delayed a long-awaited vote on a controversial new water quality standard for parts of the sprawling Bay/Delta system, ending for now, potentially precedent-setting oversight from EPA, which had threatened to review the board's actions. At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) voted 3-0, with 2 abstentions, to delay a vote on a controversial proposed regulatory amendment to set new flow and salinity standards for parts...

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