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    Tag Archive: federal legislation

    Sep 10 2014

    Congressman Ami Bera backs bill blocking funding for twin tunnels (BDCP)

    From Congressman Ami Bera: Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced a bill today with his colleagues Congressmen Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi to block FY 2015 federal funds from being used for California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). California has asked the federal government to contribute nearly $4 billion to help it implement the BDCP. “The BDCP …

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    Aug 01 2014

    This just in … Boxer, Feinstein, Napolitano, DeFazio Introduce “W21: Water in the 21st Century” Legislation

    From Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s website: ” U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced “W21: Water in the 21st Century,” legislation that would help communities nationwide better prepare for the future by providing new incentives and investments to help residents, …

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    Jul 31 2014

    This just in … GOP releases statement on drought negotiations: Progress made but negotiations to continue

    From Congressman David Valadao’s office: On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Members of the California Republican Delegation (Reps. LaMalfa (CA-01), McClintock (CA-04), Denham (CA-10), Valadao (CA-21), Nunes (CA-22), McCarthy (CA-23), Calvert (CA-42)) issued the following statement regarding current negotiations between the House of Representatives and the Senate to address the California drought: “California’s drought continues to …

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    Jul 30 2014

    News Worth Noting: Pacific Institute fact sheet on ag water conservation and efficiency, DFW asking landowners to report waterfowl mortality, House passes the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act

    Fact Sheet Illustrates Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture: “A new fact sheet and infographic from the Pacific Institute illustrate how water-efficiency strategies provide important benefits to farmers, ecosystems, and society.  California farmers have made progress in updating and modernizing irrigation practices, but despite past efforts, great untapped potential remains to …

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    Jul 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Congressional Research Service report on federal drought legislation; Settlement will prevent sewage discharges into SF Bay, Lower American River salmonid habitat project to begin, Restore the Delta experts criticize BDCP, Owens Valley Committee on Lower Owens River summit

    Congressional Research Service: Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964: ” … This report discusses the similarities and differences between two bills that have been passed by their respective chambers: H.R. 3964, which passed the House on February 5, 2014; and S. 2198, which passed the Senate on …

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    May 23 2014

    More reactions to passage of Feinstein drought legislation: Northern California reps Miller, Matsui, McNerney, Garamendi, Huffman, and Bera, plus Napolitano respond

    From U.S. Reps. George Miller (CA-11), Mike Thompson (CA-5), Doris O. Matsui (CA-6), Jerry McNerney (CA-9), John Garamendi (CA-3), Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Ami Bera (CA-7): “Senator Feinstein’s effort to produce workable solutions to California’s vexing water shortages is admirable. However, we remain deeply opposed to a provision of the Senate-passed legislation that could devastate …

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    May 23 2014

    The NRDC, Westlands Water, and Western Growers Association react to passage of Feinstein’s drought legislation

    Here are the reactions that I have found so far today to the passage of Senator Feinstein’s drought legislation yesterday.  They are listed in alphabetical order: From the NRDC: Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2198 (Feinstein), drought legislation that overrides protections for salmon and steelhead in California’s Bay-Delta estuary. The bill will now be …

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    May 19 2014

    Letter: Coalition of environmental groups and others write Senators Feinstein and Boxer in opposition to proposed emergency drought legislation

    A coalition of environmental organizations, environmental justice groups, fisheries groups and Native American tribes have written a letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer, expressing their opposition to Feinstein’s emergency drought legislation, S 2198.  The letter says the legislation as written would only exacerbate the impacts on the environment and on salmon while failing to address …

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    May 14 2014

    Restore the Delta and other tunnel opponents hold media call, criticize lack of BDCP Implementing Agreement, say water exporters taking over DWR, and say Feinstein’s S 2918 would remove key protections

    Tunnel opponents release BDCP documents obtained through public records act requests Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to distribute documents regarding the BDCP’s implementing and financing details obtained through a public records act request, as well as criticize Senator Feinstein’s emergency drought response bill. On the media call is Bill Jennings, executive …

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    Apr 10 2014

    Senator Feinstein says she’s close to having enough votes to get drought legislation passed, pleads with Republican colleagues to join the effort

    From Senator Dianne Feinstein: On February 11, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act with Senators Barbara Boxer, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. The bill included provisions to help farmers, businesses and communities suffering from devastating drought conditions. In order to address Republican concerns, on April 1 a revised, bipartisan bill …

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    Apr 10 2014

    Miller, Costa introduce legislation to secure more reliable water supply; Legislation would expedite expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir

    From the office of Congressmember George Miller: “In response to California’s ongoing drought and the State’s immediate need for increased water storage capacity and long-term water solutions, U.S. Reps. George Miller (CA-11) and Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced new legislation today to expedite construction to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, an existing State water storage project. …

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    Mar 04 2014

    Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage

    From Congressman Jim Costa’s website: Rep. Jim Costa introduced a package of legislation that would invest in California’s water infrastructure and expedite construction on existing storage projects to improve water reliability across the state. The current drought has highlighted the dire need for long-term water solutions, especially increasing the state’s storage capacity. Costa’s legislation that …

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    Feb 11 2014

    Mild reactions to introduction of drought legislation by Senators Feinstein and Boxer

    A much more tempered response to the introduction of drought legislation by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.  I’ll continue to add anything I come across, but here’s what I’ve received, in alphabetical order: (To have your statement listed here, please email it to me.) From the California Farm Bureau Federation: ““Senator Feinstein’s legislation addresses …

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    Feb 11 2014

    Senators Feinstein, Boxer introduce drought relief legislation

    From Senator Feinstein’s office: “Washington—Senators from California and Oregon today introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, a bill to help California and Oregon farmers, businesses and communities suffering from historic drought conditions. The legislation—which comes on the heels of weekend rain in California and Oregon and snow in the Sierra—was introduced by …

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    Feb 05 2014

    House passes emergency California drought legislation

    From the House Natural Resources Committee: Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3964, the Sacramento – San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229- 191. This legislation, sponsored by the entire Republican California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in California by restoring some water supplies to provide job certainty …

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