- UCI Scientists Predictor for Southwest Winter Rainfall — Look to New Zealand in the Summer
- San Diego Water Board fines Pardee Homes $291,286 for Uncontrolled Sediment during Storms
- Judge Upholds Water Board’s penalties on Developer
- State Reminds Public of the Hazards of Harmful Algal Bloom Season
- 2018 Central Valley Project Water Allocations Updated for South-of-Delta Contractors
All posts tagged "legislation"
Title transfer would grant Contra Costa Water District Possession of Canal System
Federal legislation has been recently introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-11th Congressional District-Richmond) to transfer the Contra Costa Canal System, currently a federal system, to the Contra Costa...
- Posted June 17, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Legislation to Assist Low-Income Households with Water Bills
Looking to assist low-income households to pay for rising sewer and water bills, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-California) has introduced the Water Affordability Act of 2018 (S.3015). The legislation aims to have the Environmental Protection Agency...
- Posted June 12, 2018
Governor Brown Signs Legislation for Statewide Water Efficiency Goals
Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation on Thursday calling for better preparation for droughts and climate change by establishing statewide water efficiency standards. The bills have been anticipated for some time as the state strengthens...
- Posted June 2, 2018
Report recommends adding Mokelumne River Segments to State’s Wild and Scenic Rivers System
Assembly Bill 142 in 2015 by California Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-5th District-Madera) directed the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to evaluate the suitability of five segments of the upper Mokelumne River’s main stem and North Fork for...
- Posted April 19, 2018
SB 955 moves to Senate Rules Committee
Senate Bill 955, introduced in January by Senator Jim Nielsen (R-4th District-Red Bluff) to create a citizens advisory commission for the Oroville Dam, has been amended and referred on to the Senate Rules Committee. The bill aims...
- Posted March 27, 2018
Assemblyman Quirk introduces Bill to Ban Small Toxic Lead Fishing Weights
California Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-District 20-Hayward), and Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, has introduced a bill to ban the use of lead fishing weight under 50g in weight with a cross section in...
- Posted February 21, 2018
Feinstein requests more funding for wastewater treatment along U.S.-Mexico border
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has called upon the Trump administration for an increase in funding along the U.S.-Mexico border for additional wastewater and sewage treatment. Feinstein’s request for the additional funding stems from the increase in the...
- Posted January 30, 2018
River Defenders file lawsuit against the State Water Board for failure to meet Clean Water Act
The California State Water Resources Control Board has been sued by a coalition of river defenders for the state’s alleged failure to meet key Clean Water Act and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. Combined, the two...
- Posted November 29, 2017
Governor signs bill creating new water agency
Senate Bill 634(SB 634) by Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation repeals the Castaic Lake Water Agency Law and creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency....
- Posted October 17, 2017
Oroville’s Assemblyman Gallagher expresses frustration regarding his pending dam safety legislation
Assembly Bill 1270, the Dams and Reservoirs: Inspections and Reporting bill, authored by Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-3rd District-Yuba City) has been held until the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Gallagher, whose district includes Oroville...
- Posted September 16, 2017