California Waives Some Permits as Oroville Spillway Repairs Rush Ahead
OROVILLE -- California is waiving some permit rules and reviews as the state rushes to repair the damaged spillway of the country's tallest dam. Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Thursday waiving some environmental reviews for emergency construction at the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam. Parts of the dam's two spillways failed in February, prompting an evacuation order for nearly 200,000 people downstream.