Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

MEDIA COVERAGE FACULTY: Barton "Buzz" Thompson

This one issue could make splitting California into three states virtually impossible »

June 25, 2018

Barton Thompson discusses the issue of splitting California into three state from a water issue standpoint and how

By Sharon Okada, The Sacramento Bee

A vote for three Californias is a vote for endless water wars »

June 21, 2018

Barton Thompson discusses the water principles behind the upcoming proposal to split California into three separate

By Barton H. Thompson, Matt Kline and Heather Welles, The Los Angeles Times

Water Crisis in the West »

May 11, 2018

Buzz Thompson is quoted on the water issues in the West.

By Rachel Kaufman, CQ Researcher

San Jose water agency approves up to $650 million for Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project »

May 8, 2018

Barton Thompson comments on Jerry Brown's Delta tunnel project and how "it's not a done deal."

By Paul Rogers, Mercury News

Martins Beach: Supreme Court moves closer to taking case over billionaire Vinod Khosla’s attempt to block public access »

April 24, 2018

Barton Thompson comments on the potential of an appeal by the Supreme Court in the Vinod Khosla case.

By Paul Rogers, Santa Cruz Sentinel

A Water Right for the Environment »

December 10, 2017

Leon Szeptycki and Barton "Buzz" Thompson

By Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki, and Barton “Buzz” Thompson, California Water Blog

A new approach to protecting rivers »

November 17, 2017

Leon Szeptycki and Buzz Thompson discus

By Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki and Buzz Thompson, The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County sues to block Delta tunnels – and it’s not alone »

August 18, 2017

Barton Thompson weights in his opinion on how proceeding will start in Sacramento County suing state government to

By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, The Sacramento Bee

California Case Could Set National Precedent on Indian Water Rights »

November 29, 2016

The Agua Caliente tribe in Palm Springs argues it has a right to groundwater. Stanford's Barton H.

By Matt Weiser, News Deeply

News coverage related to 2016 presidential election  »

November 11, 2016

Woods-affiliated experts discussed the potential impacts of a Donald Trump presidency on national and international environmental policy.

The Independent, ​Climate Central, Scientific American, E&E News / Climatewire, Bay Area News Group, Stockton Record, New York Times

Eleven Experts to Watch on California Water Rights »

August 9, 2016

Buzz Thompson discusses issues involving water rights in California.

By Eline Gordts, News Deeply

Calif. Scrambles to Count Every Drop of Water »

December 9, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses the possibility of bringing all water rights holders under the authority of the water board.

By Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News

PPIC Report Finds Reforms Would Improve the Way California Allocates Water »

November 18, 2015

Discusses a new report co-authored by Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson and Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program.

Sierra Sun Times

Is Freshwater Supply More Dependent on Good Governance Than Geography? »

October 23, 2015

Discusses findings of study co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows Steven Gorelick (Earth System Science), Barton Thompson (Law) and Scott Fendorf (Earth System Science)

Phys.org

Concrete Oasis: Why Las Vegas Has Coped Well With Drought So Far »

August 8, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson states that Nevada has such a low allocation of the Colorado river because no one expected the city to be what it is today. 

The Economist

State Proposes $1.5-Million Fine of Water District for Improper Diversions »

July 20, 2015

Quotes Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson on the degree of authority the State Water Board has over water rights holders.

By Matt Stevens, LA Times

California Farmers Fight for Century-Old Claims to Water »

July 17, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses how California is an anomaly among Western states in the way it treats water righ

By Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg

California Flexes Muscles in Water Tussle With Farmers »

July 17, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses how California is an anomaly among Western states in the way it treats water righ

Associated Press

A Law Professor Explains California's 'Arcane' Water Rights System »

July 6, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson explains California's water rights system in the context of the Califo

By Take Two, 89.3 KPCC

California's Quirky Water Rights System is Showing its Age »

June 25, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson states that California's system is not set up for allocating water during periods of shorta

By Debra Kahn, E&E News (subscription needed)

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