Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Protecting the natural beauty of California and our region is a priority of mine. I live on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast, and I am passionately in favor of preserving our natural heritage for fish and fowl, people and the planet. I am a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and I work closely with hunters and fishermen. I believe clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. I am a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because I understand that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Environment, please contact my Washington, DC office. I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

--Congressman John Garamendi

More on Environment

February 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents the majority of the lower Yuba River, submitted public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. The study, which was authorized by Congress, looked at various projects to improve the lower Yuba River ecosystem. In its draft report, the Army Corps of Engineers suggested various habitat restoration projects along the river corridor.

February 12, 2018 Page

Comprehensive Water Solutions, Courageous Water Leadership

For the 3rd Congressional District, water is life. Our rich agricultural lands feed the state, the nation, and the world. Our treasured rivers, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Clear Lake, and other bodies of water sustain and beautify our communities.

January 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who represents many communities that were evacuated in February owing to the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident, issued the following statement in response to the final report issued on event by the Independent Forensic Team:

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), who served on the California State Lands Commission as Lieutenant Governor, announced his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to almost the entire outer continental shelf.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton and represents 200 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s decision to withhold federal support from the twin tunnels project:

September 19, 2017 Press Release
“Today, the Westlands Water District voted to reject the California WaterFix. They came to realize what Delta residents have known for so long: the twin tunnels are a boondoggle, a real financial disaster."
August 22, 2017 In The News
The 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit brought together federal, California and Nevada elected officials to discuss the importance of continued partnership in the basin-wide fight against tree mortality, invasive species, declining lake clarity — and the global issue of climate change.
June 22, 2017 In The News
It oversees 4 million acres of land beneath California waters: the state’s entire Pacific coast and its lakes, rivers and inlets, along with the harbors of San Diego, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. Shipping, fishing, oil and gas wells, waterfront real estate development — it all falls under the State Lands Commission.