More on Environment

Jul 10, 2015

Local Members of Congress Applaud President Obama’s Designation of Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument

Today’s designation by President Obama permanently protecting Berryessa Snow Mountain is a victory for local communities, local economies, and the environment.

Jul 10, 2015

Congressman Garamendi & Congresswoman Lowey Respond to New Study on Crude Oil Combustibility, Calls for Immediate Crude Oil-by-Rail Volatility Safety Standard

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), who served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department under President Clinton, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland, NY), the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today responded to the announcement by urging immediate federal action to keep communities safer in the transportation of Bakken crude oil-by-rail.

Jul 8, 2015

Solano County Water Agency secures EPA grant to assess ground water contamination

The Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside-Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group has been awarded a $467,378 federal grant to assess ground water contamination from abandoned mines in Solano, Yolo, Napa and Lake counties.

Jul 1, 2015

Congressman Garamendi & Transportation Secretary Foxx Discuss Critical Sacramento Region Infrastructure Issues

Garamendi’s Focus: Surface Transportation Bill Crude Oil-by-Rail Safety, Broadband

Jun 25, 2015

Statement on Introduction of Western Water Bill from House Republicans

No representative of the Bay Delta region was given the opportunity to participate in the development of this legislation. Therefore, it is a safe bet that this lengthy and complex legislation will have negative effects on the Delta. As I have said many times, I am more than willing to work with anyone who wants to achieve a true bipartisan solution to California and Western water problems.

Jun 25, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Introduces Drought, Invasive Species, and Conservation Measures for Bill on House Floor

On the House Floor, Garamendi introduces amendments on water management, invasive species, and conservation (click to watch videos).

Jun 18, 2015

Garamendi Statement on Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical

The Pope addresses his encyclical to ‘every person living on this planet,’ because climate change affects us all and everyone has an obligation to help address this crisis. The good news is that we can rise to this challenge through innovation, advocacy, and smart public policy. We are morally compelled to act.

Jun 18, 2015

Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on Second Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted no for a second time on so-called ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which was inserted into an unrelated bill on public safety benefits. TPA sets the stage for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other future trade bills by granting six years of authority for a President to negotiate trade deals and present them to Congress for an ‘up-or-down vote’ – all without any meaningful input from the people’s elected representatives in Congress.

Jun 12, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Stands Up for American Workers with “No” Vote on Fast Track Trade Bill, the Precursor to TPP and More Trade Deals

"I voted ‘no’, because I will not yield my obligation to advocate on behalf of the needs of my constituents," Congressman Garamendi said.

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