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California governor kills $16B Delta twin-tunnel project

The decision to downsize the project from two tunnels to one is also expected to appease many of the groups that have protested the project on environmental grounds. Also, local water agencies that have a financial obligation to the project should find the leaner price tag a little easier to swallow. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, in particular, had pushed back against the fairness of its $11 billion share and the impact of such a large investment on its customers.

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