Can the Wild West of Water be Tamed?

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While homeowners face fines for keeping their lawns green or flushing the toilet too often, Big Agriculture pumps all the groundwater it wants to. California is the only Western state with no regulations on that most precious resource. Is it being wasted? Is this time of drought finally the moment for new rules?

Also, Mayor Garcetti says LA can’t afford a cost of living raise for the LAPD. He and Chief Charlie Beck have promised to show up at roll calls so they can explain. Now the police union is threatening file suit. We’ll hear from Chief Beck and a union leader.

Banner Image: Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing; Credit: Ikluft

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Evan George