“[New York Mayor Michael] Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a $20-billion plan to save New Yorkers from themselves and an increasingly hostile Mother Nature. … New York plans to spend billions to gird for rising seas, more rain and nasty storms brought on by global warming.”
From the Association of California Water Agencies:
“With record-low water deliveries projected from the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is reminding its customers to conserve water indoors and outdoors this summer.
The dry winter, below average rainfall and snowpack, and reduced supply from the State Water project has created a “perfect storm” for L.A. residents, said James B.
“After a campaign of smart politics but small ideas, Eric Garcetti is poised to take the office that he won last month. As he does, here’s an item worthy of his agenda: Make peace with the Owens Valley.
Residents of the Owens Valley rely heavily on Los Angeles; some even live in houses that they lease from the city’s Department of Water and Power, by far the largest landowner in the picturesque towns of the Eastern Sierra. And yet, many residents are understandably resentful of Los Angeles.