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Weaving a Disaster Tale – UC Davis

After Craig Wilson ’69, J.D. ’72, retired from his legal career, he looked back on one of his most fascinating cases — and turned it into a novel. In the mid-1980s, the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County took in farm wastewater that became poisonous to the animals there. Wilson, an attorney for the State Water Resources Control Board was assigned the case, which became a hot topic and cautionary tale.  “At first, it was thought to be a win-win situation, where farming down in that area had some excess drainage water and there was a need to create …

 

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