centralvalleybusinesstimes – excerpt
California’s primary environmental protection law, the California Environmental Quality Act, doesn’t apply to the state when it comes to the drought.
Fish or whatever CEQA tries to protect will no longer have that shield under Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a state of emergency because of the drought. Also to be ignored is compliance with water quality plans.
In the governor’s mind and declaration, the state Department of Water Resources and the Water Board can ignore CEQA if it hampers the release of reservoir water or transfers of water between the state and federal irrigation projects… (more)
Comments on the source suggested, as well as messages to state officials.