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Feinstein, Boxer, Costa and Garamendi send letter to State Water Board

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressmen John Garamendi and Jim Costa sent a joint letter today to the California State Water Resources Control Board urging them to delay issuing a proposed order prioritizing water deliveries throughout the state until at least March 21. The letter is available below in PDF: Feinstein Boxer […]

CSL Group CEO, Jones, Testifies Before Congress

CSL Group CEO, Jones, testifies before Congress By: PR Newswire | Mar 04 2014 at 04:14 PM Congressional leaders heard Tuesday from shipping industry representatives Rod Jones, President and CEO of the CSL Group and Bill Terry, President and CEO of Eagle Rock Aggregates, about a well-intentioned new shipping fuel requirement from the Environmental Protection […]

WESTCAS and ACWA Comment on EPA Report and Rulemaking, and Request for Extended Time

The Association of California Water Agencies and the Western Coalition of Arid States sent the below letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting that the Science Advisory Board be given more time to review the draft report entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. These […]

Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage

Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage   From Congressman Jim Costa’s website: Rep. Jim Costa introduced a package of legislation that would invest in California’s water infrastructure and expedite construction on existing storage projects to improve water reliability across the state. The current drought has highlighted the dire need for long-term water […]

Dredging Today – Port of Oakland Rejects Proposals for New Terminal

From Dredging Today: “The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners last week voted to reject proposals to build a new dirty, dangerous coal and petroleum coke export facility at the Charles P. Howard Terminal in Oakland. Citing environmental problems, public health hazards, economic pitfalls, and public opposition to the project, the Port Commissioners voted unanimously […]

Drought Legislation Signed

Thanks to EBMUD for passing this information on to us: Governor Brown has signed the drought legislation that the legislature passed last week, SB 103 and SB 104. While the official chaptered versions of the bills with the chapter numbers are not yet available online, links are shown below to the final versions of the […]

Proposed Plan/Draft Remedial Action Plan for Site 6 at former Naval Station Treasure Island

On behalf of the Navy,below is the Proposed Plan/Draft Remedial Action Plan for Site 6 at former Naval Station Treasure Island.  Those on the hard copy mailing list received the document in the mail last week, and additional copies can be found at the information repositories.   The public comment period on the Proposed Plan/Draft […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

LA Times: California Legislature Sends Drought Relief Package to Gov. Brown Miami Herald: Drought be Damned, California Lawmakers Look to Storing Water  

From the Sacramento Bee: California Drought Relief Package Heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

February 27, 2014 California drought relief package heads to Gov. Jerry Brown In a concerted effort to aid California’s drought-stricken communities, the Legislature on Thursday sped a $687 million relief package to Gov. Jerry Brown. One week after Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the emergency legislation, both houses of the Legislature approved the bill with […]