U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, a comprehensive plan to reevaluate and renew California’s current water infrastructure:
“This bill is a constructive solution to alleviate the pain that this historic drought is causing and make sure we are not caught unprepared again. It builds up our water storage capabilities, improves how water is transported around the state, and streamlines the process for the approval of water infrastructure projects. The House has acted and it’s now time for the Senate and President to do so.”
Rep. Royce is an original cosponsor of the Western Water and American Food Security Act, legislation that will alleviate the effects of the drought in California and the Western United States by ensuring that state and federal agencies use the best science available to maximize water utilization. The bill also requires regulators to provide empirical evidence of claimed disruptions in fish populations and mandates that all options are considered before contracted water that has been paid for is diverted in the ocean.
Additionally, the legislation will provide federal regulators with direction and flexibility to capture water during periods of heavier …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce