More on Water

Jul 16, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Votes against Flawed Western Water Bill and Calls for Reaching Common Ground

Bill would Ship Water South-of-the-Delta, Harming Jobs and Environment

Jul 9, 2015

Congressman Garamendi Responds to the Draft Environmental Documents on the Twin Tunnels

Congressman John Garamendi, one of California’s strongest voices against Governor Brown’s so-called “twin tunnels” plan, commented on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now known as the California WaterFix.

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.

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 9, 2015

New Map of Garamendi’s Water Plan, Op-Ed in Sac Bee on ‘Little Sip, Big Gulp Alternative to Twin Tunnels

California water needs can be met with a comprehensive program that over the next 10 years can create more than 5 million acre-feet of new water at a cost no greater than the twin tunnels.

Jun 2, 2015

Groundbreaking kicks off upgrades for local wastewater treatment plant

Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant officials on May 28 broke ground to begin what could amount to an eight-year, multi-billion dollar project to upgrade their facility outside Elk Grove.

May 28, 2015

Congressmen Garamendi, Thompson Announce $467,000 Brownfields EPA Grant to Solano County Water Agency

This grant gives our communities the tools needed to clean abandoned mines, improve local water quality, protect public health, and support local businesses. It will also help us enjoy the great outdoors and strengthen Northern California’s tourism industry.

May 18, 2015

Coast Guard Bill that Garamendi Co-Authored Passes House of Representatives

America’s Coast Guard and Merchant Marine play an indispensible role in our national security and economic prosperity. This bipartisan legislation supports their work and I applaud its passage.

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