California’s water future: Converging threats, strategic responses

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David Wegner says the assumptions of the second wave of water development are no longer valid; we must work together to usher in the ‘third wave’ of water Solutions to California’s water problems is going to take action on many levels: at the community level, at the county and regional level, at the state level, and of course, at the […]

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News Worth Noting, DC edition: Conference committee for energy bill with water provisions appointed; Feinstein calls for moratorium on taxing water conservation rebates; Huffman supports Water Resources Development Act; Napolitano praises Committee passage of water infrastructure bill

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Speaker appoints Members to Represent Committee Jurisdiction in House-Senate Energy Conference From the House Natural Resources Committee Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed Republican lawmakers to serve on a conference committee charged with producing final energy and natural resource legislation (H.R. 8 / S. 2012), including Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT), Vice-Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Rep. Don Young (R-AK), […]

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News Worth Noting, Washington DC edition: Representatives comment on California water legislation, San Luis drainage settlement, pesticides and the Clean Water Act

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California House GOP issues statement on California water legislation From the Office of Congressmember Kevin McCarthy: This week, the House of Representatives will vote twice on California water legislation (H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015). First, the House will vote on the House amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, […]

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News worth noting, DC edition: Congressman John Garamendi introduces companion bill to Feinstein drought legislation; Legislators and organizations react

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Yesterday, Senator Feinstein’s bill was heard in Committee, and Congressman John Garamendi introduced companion legislation in the house.  As of this time of posting, no statement has been issued by Senator Feinstein, but here’s what everybody else had to say: Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Address California Drought and Water Infrastructure Legislation is a companion to a bill […]

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News Worth Noting: Senate passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill; Rep. Costa introduces bill to authorize San Luis Unit settlement agreement; CDFW now accepting proposals for Prop 1 restoration grant programs

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Senate Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill From the Office of Senator Feinstein: The Senate today passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill by a vote of 90-8. The bill funds key government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Nuclear Security Administration. “This is the […]

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Morning news alert: PPIC Report: Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform

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From the Public Policy Institute of California: The federal government should leverage its “carrot-and-stick” powers to help resolve long-standing conflicts in the American West that are increasing regional and local vulnerability to drought. This is among the key recommendations to improve federal drought management made by the PPIC Water Policy Center in a report released today. Federal intervention could reduce […]

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House Democrats from California and other Western states send letter opposing HR 2898

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House Democrats from California, Oregon, Arizona, and Washington – 27 in all – have signed on to a letter opposing HR 2898, saying the legislation preempts state laws, reduces management flexibility, eliminates protections for salmon and other endangered species, and rolls back environmental laws. The letter was sent to Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources […]

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Secretary Laird, legislators, and organizations react to Senator Feinstein’s introduction of the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015

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On Wednesday, Senators Feinstein and Boxer introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015.  Here are reactions from elected officials and organizations, listed in alphabetical order: From the California Water Alliance: “”Now that California senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) have a bill introduced, both parties have their ideas on the table and negotiations can begin in […]

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Reactions: Legislators and organizations react to introduction of House GOP water bill

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Yesterday, Congressman David Valadao, along with fellow Republicans and Democrat Jim Costa, introduced the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015.  (Click here for press release.) Here are reactions from legislators and organizations: Northern delegation statement on House GOP water bill: Northern California Representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Doris Matsui (CA-06), and Mark […]

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This just in … Valadao, California Republicans Introduce Legislation to Improve Western Water Reliability

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From the office of Rep. David Valadao: On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States with the support of the entire California Republican delegation, the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Chairman of the Western Caucus.H.R. 2898, the Western Water […]

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