All posts tagged "legislation"

  • 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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  • 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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