Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein suffer rare defeat

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In a rare legislative defeat for Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic lawmakers Friday killed a bill he backed to block a controversial water-pumping project in the Mojave Desert.

Assembly Bill 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, was supported by the likes of Brown, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slew of environmental groups.

It would have stalled a project by Cadiz Inc., a prolific campaign contributor which has sought the help of powerful politicians for decades. Cadiz this year celebrated the Trump administration’s reversal of two Obama-era directives that would have prevented it from using a federal railroad right-of-way to build a pipeline. Still,

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4 Responses to Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein suffer rare defeat

  1. September 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Is the editorial staff on summer break? No new news for a week. (I’m not complaining).

  2. Christopher Cadelago
    Christopher Cadelago September 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Good morning Larry. I am confused. You raise valid concerns why Cactus Thorns hasn’t posted ‘new news for a week.’ But then a couple of weeks ago you questions why CT doesn’t shut ‘”this rag down.” I have lots of news out of this Basin.

    My personal life has taken over and I haven’t the time to research and write. Hopefully I can get back to my regular lifestyle. My life has been pretty much overwhelming with too many things mixing at one time. Some of which very serious. I will be back.

    I will never give up on wondering why you are reluctant to to write a story on occasion in order to help residents, voters, taxpayers and property owners better understand what is coming out of the 29 Palms Planning Commission. So much going on. Why be silent?

    Congressmembers, US Senators, state senators and assemblymembers, et el., communicate with the people they represent. Why not be a leader and write occasional updates.

    Have a nice week Commissioner Briggs. Write a story this weekend.

  3. Christopher Cadelago
    Christopher Cadelago September 8, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Continuing… [Larry Briggs]

    CT posted a balanced, news and human interest story over a week ago titled: “Yucca Valley Community Cooling Center is not working.” The sub-header is — “The city ought to rethink its community cooling center program during excessive heat advisories.”

    Coincidentally, The Yucca Valley town council this week opening the senior center for more hours and for better coverage as a cooling station during excessive heat warnings.

    Underscored: That shows leadership on the part of the town council.

  4. Christopher Cadelago
    Christopher Cadelago September 8, 2017 at 8:54 am

    We are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t……Larry just wants to bitch.. Its his nature.


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