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California Water Operations Among Biden Agency Review Plans

Jan. 20, 2021, 8:35 PM

California’s tussle with federal authorities over water operations will get a second look under the new administration of President Joe Biden.

The 46th president plans to sign a number of executive orders Wednesday, including one that instructs agency heads to review actions taken under President Donald Trump that “were harmful to public health, damaging to the environment, unsupported by the best available science, or otherwise not in the national interest.”

On the list for both the departments of Commerce and Interior is a review of new biological opinions adopted in 2019 governing water delivery in California.

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