Legal News: Battle Over California Drought Solution: As Golden State’s Fields Grow More Parched, Washington Offers Dueling Remedies

Published on: Author: Teresa L

California’s drought is becoming a hot issue on Capitol Hill, where bills from Senate Democrats and House Republicans offer rival solutions on how to best aid water-starved farmers.

A bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) would aid farmers, businesses and communities in drought-ravaged parts of California and Oregon by providing $300 million for such things as new water projects and by making it easier to buy water from neighboring jurisdictions.

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