“I oppose this bill because it simply does not work. The sponsors of this bill claim it will not kill the ongoing rulemaking, but only tell the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to do the rulemaking over again. Yet, just two weeks ago, House Republicans voted to prevent the agency from taking any action to change the current rules. So, which is it

Costa Statement on Energy and Water Bill

"As we in the San Joaquin Valley know first-hand, water is a top priority. This legislation provides funding for drought relief and infrastructure projects, accelerates timelines for vital water storage development projects that have languished for decades, and places limits on how much water the Bureau of Reclamation can divert from cities and farms, all of which protect and enhance California’s access to water supplies during the drought

Local Water Projects Clear House Following Garamendi’s Extensive Work

The Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that cleared Congress late Thursday night includes a number of local water projects that Garamendi has spent months and years fighting for.

Bera fights for emergency drought relief with amendment to water bill

Earlier today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., offered the final amendment to the energy and water funding bill for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 2028) to bring more emergency drought relief to California families, farmers, and small businesses. The amendment also sought to help communities modernize their water infrastructure to use their water more efficiently and prepare for future droughts. Click here to watch his remarks supporting the amendment on the House floor.

Rep. Paul Cook Votes for California Drought Relief

The first provision, offered by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) instructs the Bureau of Reclamation to finish and submit feasibility studies for three dam expansion projects and two dam creation proposals within the State of California. Congress authorized each of the five studies over a decade ago. This specific provision sets in place hard deadlines and forbids the agency from continuing to stall on these critical decisions


Governor Brown, meeting with mayors from across the state, today announced he will propose legislation to help local officials better enforce conservation requirements and will direct state agencies to streamline environmental review of local water supply projects.

Mayor Garcetti Breaks Ground on Major Water Recycling Project

On Earth Day and amid this historic drought, Mayor Garcetti today broke ground on the Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) Expansion project. Once completed in 2017, the expanded plant will produce 12 million gallons of purified recycled water daily, more than doubling the current production. Twelve million gallons is equivalent to the amount used by 67,000 Angelenos every day

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