Sen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday that she will push desalination as a response to California’s drought, citing Israel’s strategy of converting salt water to freshwater to solve its chronic water shortages. In a separate Senate hearing on the drought, Republicans indicated that drought legislation being crafted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and House Republicans from the Central Valley directed at California would be considered only as part of broader legislation covering the entire West.
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