All posts tagged "legislation"

  • California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate
    California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate

    Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill – the California Emergency Drought Act – focused on relieving California of its severe drought. Under this bill, the state would see $1.3 billion over 10 years. The money...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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  • Judge may rule in favor of Water Board
    Judge may rule in favor of Water Board over farmers

    With the California drought in full affect, the State Water Resources Control Board began issuing notices to farmers and water agencies demanding they meet Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water cutbacks. Some agencies and farmers are deemed senior...

    • Posted August 1, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    California Representatives vote no on drought legislation

    Last week, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. The legislation was passed 245-176. Under the newly passed legislation, water policies will be modernized, meaning the...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Federal Funding for California Drought
    Water wasters face local tax

    The California Senate will see a new bill to address the drought in California. State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), has introduced a bill that would allow local water agencies to create an excise tax on those who...

    • Posted July 5, 2015
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  • Clean Water Bill Gets Vote
    States sue Obama administration over Clean Water Act

    Three states – Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi – are suing the Obama Administration to stop the implementation of one key part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act. These three states are challenging the EPA’s...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Organic Food Tax Could Hurt Drought
    Will taxing organic produce solve the drought?

    Now that California is in its fourth year of extreme drought and Governor Jerry Brown has mandated a 25 percent reduction in water use throughout the state, some experts are proposing some possible alternatives to imposing water...

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    California Republicans introduce water legislation in House of Representatives

    Last week Congressman David Valadao introduced H.R. 2898, commonly known as the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. The legislation would modernize water policies throughout California and the West Coast. Support for the bill...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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  • California Water is a Rare Commodity
    The battle for control of America’s water

    Water legislation continues to be a hot button issue nationwide, with President Barack Obama announcing in May 2015 a far-flung clean water regulation – one that would, unless it is blocked by Congress, restore the federal government’s...

    • Posted May 30, 2015
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  • California Water Water Restrictions Tighten
    California drought laws unveiled

    The California State Water Resources Control Board unveiled new regulations last week that will guide California through its exceptional drought. The new California drought laws will go into effect immediately. The laws dictate how much potable (drinkable)...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • California Water Bill Does Not Pass
    Assembly bills for water storage voted down

    California Assembly Democrats shot down legislation that would have allowed for the construction of water storage sites in California, which is facing a massive water crisis. Assembly bills 397, 956 and 311 were all Republican bills that...

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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