All posts tagged "legislation"

  • Governor Brown’s water budget proposal comes under fire
    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
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  • Congress to approve Westlands Water District, Bureau of Reclamation deal
    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
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    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
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  • State Water Board Proposes Extended Regulations
    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
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  • Cadiz Water Project
    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
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  • Governor Brown’s water budget proposal comes under fire
    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
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  • Water Waste Fines Coming to California
    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
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  • GAO: EPA violated law via social media campaign
    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
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    California drought bill dead

    Members of Congress have fought over a drought bill for California for months. Negotiation between the two parties has been ongoing, until now. On Thursday, California Republicans said the bill is dead for the year. The California...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • Ballot measure war over the Delta
    Ballot measure war over the Delta

    For months, Governor Jerry Brown has worked on his twin tunnels water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a controversial project that would move water from the Delta to other parts of the Central Valley. Brown’s $15.5...

    • Posted December 13, 2015
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