Badlands Journal editorial board
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"It's just money," people say. But reading this article, one recalls that money talks.
Multi-layered escape from responsibility
Somewhere in an arid state to the east someone is figuring out the odds on a levee break in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. And the latest move by the US Army Corps of Engineers reported below may alter the morning line on the Great Delta Collapse.
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The Army Corps, somewhat less controlled by the Obama Peripheral Tunnel Axis than is the Department of Interior, which contains both the Fish & Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation, declared yesterday that "the city of Sacramento and 15 other areas of the Central Valley ... have failed federal maintenance criteria.