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Democrats reject Republican proposal to speed reservoir reviews
Democrats reject Republican proposal to speed reservoir reviews

A Republican proposal to expedite the construction of new reservoirs stalled in an Assembly committee on Monday, just hours after a rally on the Capitol steps in support of the legislation. The bill, AB 311, would have streamlined environmental reviews of water storage projects. It was opposed by environmentalists and Democrats. Republicans touted the proposal during a news conference with farmers, comparing it with legislation that helped jump-start construction for a new Sacramento Kings arena. "If it's good enough for a sports arena, it's darn good enough for projects that will increase water supply for Californians," said Assembly Republican Leader...

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