More on Environment

May 20, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Cosponsors Transformational Transportation Bill: The GROW AMERICA Act

"The GROW AMERICA Act is a smart investment in job-creation, transportation safety, business growth, and environmental protection. We need this type of program in order to rebuild and renew our crumbling infrastructure, to provide economic certainty, and to make the U.S. more competitive in a global marketplace."

May 1, 2015

Local Water Projects Clear House Following Garamendi’s Extensive Work

Congressman Garamendi has been closely working on, these water projects, including desperately needed levee improvements.

May 1, 2015

Garamendi Votes Against Bill that would Escalate Modern Nuclear Arms Race and Make Shortsighted Cuts to Alternative Energy

The bill includes $8.7 billion to maintain America’s nuclear weapons stockpile, $526 million more than FY 2015. Garamendi fears this increase in spending to support our already bloated nuclear weapons program, particularly in the context of delicate diplomacy with Iran and Russia, could trigger a chain reaction that would accelerate a modern nuclear arms race.

Apr 30, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Responds to Governor Brown’s Revised BDCP Water Policy

"The changes to the BDCP just confirm our fear that this project is not about restoring the environment,” Congressman Garamendi said.

Apr 16, 2015

Garamendi Calls for Congress to Address Climate Change

Click to watch video: Congressman Garamendi sounds the alarm on the need to tackle the climate crisis.

Apr 8, 2015

Garamendi Urges Immediate Action to Keep Communities Safe at Oil-By-Rail Press Conference with Federal Railroad Acting Administrator Feinberg, Local and State Leaders

Garamendi hosted a press conference in Davis to urge the implementation of stronger safety standards for hazardous material transported by rail, especially Bakken crude oil.

Mar 3, 2015

Garamendi-Feinstein Bill Introduced to Make Bay Delta a National Heritage Area

The goal of the National Heritage Area is to protect and promote the vast history, resources, and economy of the Delta community.

Mar 3, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Leads Letter Opposing Delay in Oil Rail Safety Standards

“Families living near oil-by-rail shipping lines are rightfully concerned about the safety of the trains that pass through their communities. For that reason, I have repeatedly called on the Department of Transportation to use all the tools at their disposal to ensure that these shipments are as safe and secure as possible."

Feb 25, 2015

DeFazio, Garamendi to GOP Leadership: Don’t Hold Coast Guard Funding Hostage to Push Political Agenda

The Coast Guard is currently underfunded to meet its mission goals, and now House Republican leadership wants to shut it down. This would force our service members to serve their nation without pay. It would increase dangers on our seas. Instead of shutting down our security, we should immediately fund Homeland Security operations.

Feb 24, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Fight for Geothermal Energy Revenue in Budget

In Fiscal Year 2014, Lake County received more than $959,000 in geothermal royalties, money that directly supports public infrastructure, safety, and conservation efforts.

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