- Western Municipal Water District appoints Craig Miller as new General Manager
- California American Water distributes 400 turkeys Monterey County nonprofits
- Interior Secretary Zinke applauds Senate’s confirmation of Brenda Burman to lead Reclamation
- President Trump appoints Tim Petty for Interior Department; Secretary Zinke cheers the nomination
- Eastern Municipal Water District honored with 2017 Sensus Reach Customer Service Award
All posts tagged "legislation"
Assembly Bill Would Require Voters to Decide on California WaterFix
Assembly Bill 1713, asking voters to decide the fate of the construction of the state’s controversial twin tunnels, advanced in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday by an 8 to 4 vote with...
- Posted April 21, 2016
Legislators to Work Together for Reforms to Central Basin Municipal Water District
Both the state’s Senate Finance and Governance Committee and the Assembly Local Government Committee voted last week to approve different versions of bills to reform the Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) headquartered in Commerce. Both bills...
- Posted April 10, 2016
California Senator Feinstein, Republican Majority Leader McCarthy write letters to President Obama Urging Increase in Water Pumping to Farms and Communities
California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) have both individually written letters late last week urging President Obama to direct federal officials to increase pumping in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta...
- Posted March 29, 2016
Feinstein Calls for Increased Pumping, Capture and Storage of March Storm Water
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently issued a statement asking federal agencies to increase pumping and store more water during the March storms, as much as possible, within the bounds of the biological opinions. A statement from Sen....
- Posted March 15, 2016
Aquifer depletion the topic of proposed legislation
Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced Senate Bill 1317, commonly known as the Aquifer Protection Act last week which requires cities and counties overlying high and medium priority basins to apply conditions to permits for new wells by July...
- Posted March 1, 2016
California congressman introduce bipartisan legislation for estuary habitats
On Friday, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill, which would respond to the closure of estuary restoration projects and improve the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (ERA). Under the ERA, the...
- Posted February 29, 2016
Legislators, special interests meet over drought legislation
In Washington, Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) met with the California Farm Bureau Federation’s (CFBF) Board of Directors to discuss the severity of the California drought. McCarthy discussed prospective federal drought legislation with the CFBF. The...
- Posted February 17, 2016
Senator Feinstein introduces drought legislation in the Senate
On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her revised drought legislation in the United States Senate. The revised bill is being hailed as a compromise Feinstein has long been pushing for. According to Feinstein, she felt obligated to...
- Posted February 12, 2016
Artificial turf may be linked to cancer, serious illness
Over the summer, Californians were urged to replace their grass with artificial turf or other drought tolerant landscaping. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest water wholesaler in the state, launched a $360 million program...
- Posted January 31, 2016
State legislators encourage storm water capture
A group of California state senators sent a letter earlier this week to David Murillo, the regional director for the Bureau of Reclamation, and Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board, urging them to...
- Posted January 28, 2016