Riverside County congressman wants to ban lawsuits challenging California water tunnels

By Associated Press Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona (Courtesy photo)

SACRAMENTO — A Riverside County congressman wants to ban environmental lawsuits challenging a plan to build two gigantic tunnels to divert water from the north to the thirsty south.

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, inserted the ban in a 142-page draft of an Interior Department spending bill for fiscal 2019 that he released Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Calvert chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.

Page 141 of the draft includes language prohibiting state or federal lawsuits against the final environmental impact report for the so-called California WaterFix project “and any resulting decision, [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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