River Delta to Southern California is displayed near Freeport, Calif., in 2016. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
By Jacques Leslie
May 21, 2018 | 4:05 AM
A congressman set off a legislative bomb in California’s water wars last week.
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) inserted a rider into an Interior Department appropriations bill that would exempt from all judicial review the intensely contested Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta twin tunnels project. Passage of the rider — it’s scheduled for a House committee vote Tuesday — would mean that the water diversion scheme wouldn’t have to follow federal or state law.