Bay Area Politicians Oppose State Water Deal

Most Bay Area lawmakers opposed the statewide water deal because the accompanying $11.1 billion bond package will siphon funds from education, parks, and healthcare, according to the Chron. In addition, numerous environmental groups are against the package, which was approved early yesterday by both houses of the Legislature, because it paves the way for a controversial peripheral canal. Environmentalists contend that the canal, which could cost another $50 billion, would decimate the collapsing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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