Can an Uneasy Truce Hold Off Another Water Rebellion on California’s Northern Border?

From: Sacramento Bee

“The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation oversees water deliveries but said it would defer to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service if farmers violate the judge’s order. However, a spokeswoman for Fish and Wildlife said her agency’s officers wouldn’t stop farmers if they try to open the canal’s head gates. Environmentalists are watching the conflict closely, fearful it could embolden others to break federal environmental law. Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said he’s worried the Trump administration is playing “hot potato” instead of making a plan to protect the fish.”

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