A large agricultural district Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Gov. Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels project, voting overwhelmingly not to help pay for the $17 billion plan to remake the fragile estuary that serves as the hub of California's water delivery network.
The governor’s proposed Delta tunnels ran into a roomful of skeptics Monday – an influential group of San Joaquin Valley farmers who remain unconvinced the controversial project will deliver the water they need at a price they’re prepared to swallow. The Westlands Water District is expected to decide within a few months whether to back the $17.1 billion project.
Environmental and fishing groups on Thursday filed the first lawsuits challenging Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17.1 billion plan to build two massive water tunnels through California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.