All posts tagged "legislation"

  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Proposed legislation: shift money from high-speed rail to water infrastructure

    On Thursday, Board of Equalization member George Runner and Senator Bob Huff of San Dimas filed language for a potential ballot imitative that would give Californians the option of shifting $8 billion in bond money that was...

    • Posted November 14, 2015
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  • BREAKING: EPA’s water rules overturned by Senate
    BREAKING: EPA’s water rules overturned by Senate

    On Wednesday, the Senate voted against the EPA’s attempt at making more waterways fall under federal jurisdiction. The vote passed by simple majority with a 53-44 vote after Tuesday’s failed attempt to get the 60 votes required...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Voters to see water-diverting ballot measure
    Voters to see water-diverting ballot measure

    Dean Cortopassi, a Stockton-based farmer and food processer, has collected at least 585,407 signatures for a ballot measure that would amend the California Constitution to require voters to approve ballot bonds that cost the taxpayer $2 billion...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    DWR releases guidelines for groundwater management

    In 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was established to help local agencies manage their groundwater supply. In September, Senate Bill 13 added amendments to SGMA that requires local water agencies to form groundwater sustainability agencies...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate
    Federal court rules against EPA

    On Friday, a federal court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt at expanding the federal government’s control over waterways. The Obama Administration cites the Clean Water Act of 1972 as their legal grounds for this...

    • Posted October 11, 2015
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  • Sen. Feinstein backs drought-relief bill
    Sen. Feinstein backs drought-relief bill

    On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of the “California Emergency Drought Relief Act.” “This drought is worse than anything I have seen in my lifetime,” Feinstein...

    • Posted October 9, 2015
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  • Environmentalists propose new water bond
    Environmentalists propose new water bond

    As the California drought continues to be an issue across the western United States, everyone on both sides of the political aisle are wondering how to address the problem. Environmentalists in California believe they have the answer:...

    • Posted September 28, 2015
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  • California Legislature approves water bills
    California Legislature approves water bills

    The Legislature has passed two pills aimed at helping alleviate the impacts of the severe California drought. The bills – Senate Bill 555 and Assembly Bill 606 – have been sent to Governor Jerry Brown, where they...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • Injunction granted for 13 states
    Injunction granted for 13 states

    Injunction granted for 13 states Last week, a Supreme Court judge blocked a new ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Judge Ralph Erickson granted an injunction in favor of 13 states that filed a lawsuit against...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Drought Restrictions for California Pot Growers
    NorCal water board adopts first rules for pot growers

    Last week, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the state’s first water quality order to help protect the environment from waste associated with the cultivation of cannabis. “The adoption of this order is intended...

    • Posted August 16, 2015
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