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Sep 22, 2016

Congressman Garamendi Praises Benicia Decision to Reject Crude Oil-by-Rail Facility, Renews Call for National Volatility Safety Standard

Congressman John Garamendi today praised the Benicia City Council for their unanimous 5-0 vote rejecting a proposed crude-oil-by-rail facility that would have been operated by Valero.

Feb 10, 2016

UC Davis hosts first Energy Institute for Obama’s Young African Leaders program

Twenty-five young African leaders will leverage the world leadership of UC Davis in zero-net energy and its global experience to tackle energy challenges in their countries.

Jan 21, 2016

Train tank cars with sulfuric acid derail in Martinez

Three tank cars carrying sulfuric acid derailed Wednesday morning on train tracks near the Interstate 680 overpass that leads to the Benicia-Martinez Bridge.

Dec 31, 2015

Top Stories of 2015: Berryessa Snow Mountain wins national monument status

A continued push in Northern California by multiple political representatives culminated this year with Berryessa Snow Mountain being established as a national monument.

Dec 18, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Votes for Bipartisan Omnibus Bill to Fund Government in 2016

Compromise legislation preserves key priorities for California’s 3rd Congressional District

Dec 3, 2015

Two Amendments by Congressman John Garamendi Adopted into House Energy Bill

Amendments would reduce likelihood of destructive and lethal oil train explosions, and require that transportation of energy be included in security evaluations

Nov 16, 2015

Sacramento City Unified faces criticism for buying Chinese canned fruit

The Sacramento City Unified School District bought tens of thousands of dollars in canned peaches, pears and applesauce from China, defying a federal guideline that asks U.S. schools to serve domestic food and running counter to the district’s embrace of the local farm-to-fork movement.

Oct 30, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Submits Public Comment on Twin Tunnels Boondoggle, Responds to Governor Brown’s Disappointing Remarks

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) submitted his public comment on the massive twin tunnels, falsely called the “California WaterFix”, that are proposed to be built through the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Oct 28, 2015

Garamendi’s Letter to 3rd District Water Leaders on Delta Tunnels Public Comment

Comments to Delta tunnel proponents are due this Friday, October 30, 2015. Comments can be submitted to BDCP/WaterFix Comments, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812 or by email to BDCPComments@icfi.com.

Oct 20, 2015

Feds move in to control drones

California needed to pour cold water on the idiots flying drones so close to California wildfires that they threaten lives and drive away aircraft trying to put out the blazes. Gov. Jerry Brown didn’t think enough about the threat to sign legislation limiting the use of drones.

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