Californians for Water Security Applauds Obama Administration’s Push to Accelerate CA WaterFix Reviews


SACRAMENTO – Today, Californians for Water Security issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s actions accelerating environmental reviews of the Governor’s California WaterFix.

From Robin Swanson, on behalf of Californians for Water Security:

“Our broad coalition of businesses, labor, family farmers, public safety and civil justice leaders applauds the Obama Administration and Interior Secretary Jewel for pushing to accelerate federal environmental reviews of California WaterFix. It is a good signal and we look forward to continuing to work with the current Administration as well as the new Trump Administration.

“In the past few weeks, we have made critical strides moving this project forward. The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released on December 22, reflecting more than 300 days of public review, 600 public meetings throughout the State, and responses and revisions based on more than 40,000 public comments, concluding that WaterFix is the only viable plan to protect our state’s water supply and the environment.

“There is key momentum behind California WaterFix, the absolutely critical and broadly supported project to secure water deliveries statewide. The current heavy rains demonstrate that we need a better infrastructure system to move and store water when we have it. It’s time to move forward. Our water security can’t wait.”

About Californians for Water Security

CWS is a growing coalition of more than 12,000 California citizens and more than 180 organizations representing business leaders, labor, family farmers, local governments, water experts, environmentalists, public safety officials, infrastructure groups, taxpayer associations, and others who support the plan to fix California’s broken water distribution system. The Governor’s plan was drafted after nearly a decade of scientific review and analysis by leading water experts and conservationists and has received input from leading scientists and engineers. The coalition is waging an active advertising, grassroots lobbying, social media and public advocacy campaign to support this important project to fix our aging water distribution infrastructure and improve water reliability and security throughout the state.

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