Law: A federal judge has struck a blow for California's water-deprived Central Valley, ruling that draconian federal water cutbacks violate human rights because — surprise! — people also belong in the ecosystem.
Next time a concept like, say "death panels" from the federal government seems far-fetched, consider the ordeal California's Central Valley has endured for the past two years.
Based on a prior judicial ruling, some of the most prized and productive agricultural land in the country was turned into a wasteland after its water was shut off....
Thursday, December 2, 2010