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Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan
Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan

Lawmakers approved Friday a package of bills that would lay the foundation for regulating California's groundwater statewide for the first time in its history. Supporters said the landmark proposal would bring much needed oversight to the underground water sources that more than three-quarters of the state's residents rely on for some or all of their drinking water. "California has no comprehensive groundwater management statute. Amazingly, this fact sets us apart from all other western states, including Texas," said Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), the author of one of the measures. "By the way, I often hear around this building that we should be...

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