People try to catch fish along the Sacramento River near Courtland in February. A $15.7 billion tunnel project promoted by Gov. Jerry Brown to build giant pipes underground to ship water south from this river which feeds the Delta, is splitting farmers and politicians throughout the state.
People try to catch fish along the Sacramento River near Courtland in February. A $15.7 billion tunnel project promoted by Gov. Jerry Brown to build giant pipes underground to ship water south from this river which feeds the Delta, is splitting farmers and politicians throughout the state. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
People try to catch fish along the Sacramento River near Courtland in February. A $15.7 billion tunnel project promoted by Gov. Jerry Brown to build giant pipes underground to ship water south from this river which feeds the Delta, is splitting farmers and politicians throughout the state. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
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Jerry Brown plunges ahead on twin tunnels

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.