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Water resource policy

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Oil rigs and undersea mineral extraction creates a host of regulatory and resource management problems as demonstrated by high profile oil spills such as Deepwater Horizon. Also, decommissioning of such operations presents policy challenges. Rigs to reefs is a proposal which has as yet failed to reach consensus. California's Tranquillon Ridge project met its demise in the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon, and was controversial as environmentalists covenanted with the oil industry to open California's waters up to offshore drilling in exchange for early termination of existing Federal oil leases.
 
===== Jurisidictional problems =====
 
Overlapping jurisdictions may pass legislation which creates conflict of laws. For interest, recent changes in California law intended to reduce air quality problems from shipping has been interfered with by Federal legal changes intended to reduce the cost of shipping. <ref> www.santabarbaraindependent.com|July 2, 2011</ref>
 
 
* Coastal Commission
* Coastal Conservancy
* Department of Fish & Game
* Department of Water Resources
* Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
* Ocean and Coastal Environmental Access Network (OCEAN)
* Resources Agency Wetlands Information System
*State Water Resources Control Board
<ref>http://www.megalaw.com/ca/top/cawater.php</ref>
Additionally,
* Public Health Departments conduct water sampling for bacterial and viral contaminants
* Water districts control service to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional water consumers
== Sanitation and water quality issues ==
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