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Bettina Boxall

Bettina Boxall covers water issues and the environment for the Los Angeles Times. She shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting with colleague Julie Cart for a five-part series that explored the causes and effects of escalating wildfire in the West. She began her journalism career as a photographer at a small Texas daily and reported for newspapers in Vermont and New Jersey before joining The Times in 1987.
Texts reveal political maneuvering ahead of MWD's delta tunnels vote

Texts and emails released Thursday by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reveal the politicking behind the board vote to fund two delta tunnels, including concern that the next governor could halt the project if it isn't finalized this year.

California moves closer to crafting specific water caps for urban districts

The legislature passes a pair of bills that will ultimately give the state more control over urban water use. But critics complain the legislation won't do much to boost conservation.

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