U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), joined by the 13 other California Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to President Barack Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown urging them to ensure that both federal and state government departments are ready to take advantage of the anticipated surge of El Niño-related precipitation this winter.
In the letter, Rep. Royce asked: “What actions are Federal and state agencies taking or have already taken in advance of El Niño to capture and allocate water for human use in agriculture and urban centers?”
The House, with the support of Rep. Royce, has passed numerous measures that would assist Californians suffering under historic drought conditions and water shortages, including the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 or H.R. 5781. On July 16, the House passed the Western Water and American Food Security Act, legislation to ensure that state and federal agencies use the best science available to maximize water utilization.
A copy of the signed letter is available HERE.
The text of the letter follows:
October 22, 2015
The Honorable Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
The Honorable Jerry Brown
Governor of California
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, California 95814
Dear Mr. President and Governor …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce