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Press on the Center’s Challenge to Monterey Plus and Privatization of Kern Water Bank:

July 26, 2011 – "Storing Water for a Dry Day Leads to Suits," The New York Times

Winter 2011– "Lost In the Valley of Excess: California’s wealthiest growers, poorest workers, and the water between them," Earth Journal

November 11, 2010 – "A Pistachio Farmer, Pom Wonderful, and the FTC," Businessweek

September 5, 2010 – “’Chinatown II’? Water Bank Sued as Wells Go Dry,” Fresno Bee

August 31, 2010 – “Saving it for Later: Groundwater Banking,” Western Water Magazine

August 18, 2010 – “Something’s not right about this California water deal,” The Los Angeles Times

July 12, 2010 – “Suit to Get Kern Water Bank Returned to State,” San Francisco Chronicle

July 2, 2010 – “Environmentalists Sue to Stop Water Banking,” Bakersfield Californian

June 3, 2010 – “Lawsuit Seeks Return of Millions for Failed Delta Protection Plan,”Contra Costa Times

June 3, 2010 – “Lawsuit Challenges California Water Bank Deal,” Associated Press

June 3, 2010 – “Groups File Lawsuit to Block Backroom Water Deal,” San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center

Other Useful News on the State Water Project and Bay-Delta Pumping

September 9, 2010 – “Delta Talks Go Behind Closed Doors,” Contra Costa Times

September 7, 2010 – “Latest Delta Lawsuit Could Pack a Wallop,” Contra Costa Times

August 22, 2010 – “Funny how it all comes back to Kern River water,” Bakersfield Californian

July 31, 2010 – “State Report’s Recipe for a Restored Delta: More Water,” San Francisco Chronicle

July 31, 2010 – “More Wells Go Dry in Rosedale,” Bakersfield Californian

May 15, 2010 – “Dry Wells Prompt Groundwater Lawsuit,” Bakersfield Californian

April 16, 2010 – “Billionaires Sued Over California Water Sales,” Associated Press

Investigative Reports On Kern Water Bank and the Monterey Amendments: Ground-breaking work to expose privatization and misuse of the State Water Project and Kern Water Bank

May 25, 2009 – “Gaming the Water System,” Contra Costa Times

May 23, 2009 – “Water Ownership Murky, Complicated,” Contra Costa Times

May 23, 2009 – “Paper Shuffle Allows for Vast Supply of Easy Money,” Contra Costa Times

May 23, 2009 – “Pumping Water and Cash from the Delta,” Contra Costa Times

May 23, 2009 – “The Resnicks: Farming’s Power Couple,” Contra Costa Times

December 19, 2003 – “Massive Farm Owned by L.A. Man Uses Water Bank Conceived for State Needs,” The Los Angeles Times

2003 – “Water Heist: How Corporations are Cashing In On California’s Water,” Public Citizen


California Aquaduct photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Ikluft