A year later and still worth a read...
More corruption in the Central Valley (aka, that silly rail project). AFAIK, politicians still clamor for that pork.
Silent Spring -- The Review. Five stars. Read it.
Gasland -- The Review -- a year later, and I think I was pretty accurate (caveats provide wiggle room, but they also make it easier to carry on a nuanced conversation).
Users should pay for water and infrastructure. Seriously -- if we took care of this problem, we'd solve 80% of the water "problems" worldwide.