All posts tagged "legislation"

  • 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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  • 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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