The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the Delta water tunnel project could violate the Clean Water Act and may increase harm to endangered fish, according to a formal comment letter released by the agency Thursday.

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Sacramento leaders will send a letter to Benicia today formally challenging the Bay Area city to do a better job of studying trian derailment risks before it approves an oil company’s plans to ship crude oil on daily trains through Sacramento-area downtowns to a Benicia refinery.
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The state's proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta will be delayed for months because parts of the environmental document need rewriting, officials announced Wednesday.
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Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that the earthquake that shook Napa County on Sunday is “nothing compared to the big one” that California may still face.
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After Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake, Napa Valley vintners are assessing damages – estimated at $100 million and rising – and hoping the shaker doesn’t deter wine tourists.
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A proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags stalled in the California Assembly on Monday, a crucial stumble for one of the of most heavily lobbied fights of the current legislative session.
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With residents in the area of the South Napa earthquake reporting aftershocks Sunday morning, officials warned that there is a high probability of additional aftershocks in coming days.
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A major earthquake rumbled beneath California’s renowned wine county Sunday, injuring more than 200 people as it damaged historic buildings in downtown Napa, ignited gas fires at mobile home parks, knocked down chimneys and shattered windows across a wide region.

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