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California Drought News: Water fights, rights and lobbying Congress for quick action



Hetch Hetchy Reservoir serves the San Francisco Public Utility Commission water..AND power.
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir serves the San Francisco Public Utility Commission water..AND power.
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Today's Dryku:

We all know it's true
That Congress can't make it rain
Can it pass a bill?

Politics:

[Food] aid disruption, seen as unjust to the needy nations, could breed anti-Americanism and result in terrorist actions against international U.S. companies and government agencies. Other foreign policy initiatives could also be complicated. (The Hill Congress Blog)

To frack or not to frack?

Fracking for a single well takes more than a 100,000 gallons of water, roughly the amount a family of four uses in a year. Oil companies extract oil from shale by sending a mixture of water and chemicals under high pressure into geologic formations hundreds of feet underground. (San Jose Mercury News)

Water rights:

Quick hits:

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