- Modoc County Grower issued penalty for failing to acquire Water Quality Permit
- Remaining East Porterville homes now connected to sustainable water
- California lacking snow; snow water equivalent at only 4.9 inches, 27 percent of date’s average
- Report seeks to provide key elements of successful groundwater management for California managers
- State Contractors see slight increase of allocation
All posts tagged "legislation"
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
Governor Brown sees party infighting regarding Twin Tunnels Project
Governor Jerry Brown is facing huge opposition from a member of his own political party. Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) is proposing legislation that would require voter approval on Governor Brown’s controversial Twin Tunnels project that...
- Posted January 26, 2016
California Assembly tackles water storage
California Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced a bill, which would use part of the $7.12 billion Water Bond money from Proposition 1, to expedite a couple of water storage projects. The bill would set aside $2.7 billion...
- Posted January 23, 2016
Sen. Feinstein releases draft of drought bill
Yesterday afternoon, Senator Dianne Feinstein released a draft of her bill, known as the Emergency Drought Relief Act. The bill aims at supplying Californians with both short-term and long-term solutions to deal with the California drought. “This bill...
- Posted January 22, 2016
State Water Board Proposes Extended Regulations
Late last Friday the State Water Resources Control Board released their draft emergency conservation regulations that extend the existing urban water use restrictions through October 31, 2016 with some slight modifications. Local water suppliers have raised many...
- Posted January 19, 2016
California Congressional Representatives Encourage BLM to reconsider its controversial Cadiz pipeline guidance
Before leaving Washington for Christmas break, nine Members of Congress sent a letter to Neil Kornze, the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), encouraging him to reconsider the agency’s recent guidance regarding the Cadiz Water...
- Posted January 15, 2016
Governor Brown’s water budget proposal comes under fire
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown outlined his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Although Brown has set aside a one-time sum of $323 million to address the California drought, some water experts believe more could be done....
- Posted January 10, 2016
Ballot measure seeks to fine water wasters
A new ballot initiative, entitled “The California Water Conservation, Flood Control and Stormwater Management Act of 2016” was submitted to the Attorney General’s office for consideration during the 2016 election. The California State Association of Counties, the...
- Posted December 18, 2015
GAO: EPA violated law via social media campaign
According to a letter from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated a handful of laws when they used social media as a means...
- Posted December 17, 2015