Posted by: Jan | March 12, 2012

Nunes Bill HR 1837 – ilk


As you have probably heard by now, HR 1837 has passed the House of Representatives, despite strong opposition during the debate by pro-Delta leaders like Congressmen Jerry McNerney, John Garamendi, George Miller and others. This bill would allow for full pumping of water exports at the Delta pumps, take control of our water away from the state moving it to the Federal level, strip away water rights from Delta area landowners, and dismember the San Joaquin River Restoration Act – a component of Delta restoration. Goodbye salmon and bass, ducks and geese.

Fortunately, California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer oppose the legislation, making its prospects beyond the House uncertain. And the Obama administration last week indicated the president would veto the legislation if it gets that far.

The Bill comes before the Senate sometime this week. Let’s hope it is squashed there.

I found these interesting stories/links about the Bill on the California Water Impact (www.c-win.org) website:

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  1. This is the latest news I’ve seen on HR 1837. Does anyone know if there was a vote in the Senate yet? I applaud CA Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for opposing.


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