Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has signed on to help Gov. Jerry Brown fix what the governor calls the California WaterFix. They are of a type, Westerners, who understand the precarious balance between being environmental stewards and having millions of people inhabit deserts. And at 78, Babbitt and Brown understand that time is not limitless. Here's how he views the job. Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has signed on to help Gov. Jerry Brown fix what the governor calls the California WaterFix. They are of a type, Westerners, who understand the precarious balance between being environmental stewards and having millions of people inhabit deserts. And at 78, Babbitt and Brown understand that time is not limitless. Here's how he views the job. Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
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Brown calls on Bruce Babbitt, as time runs short for water fix

July 13, 2016 4:09 PM

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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.