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CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

$5.1 Billion Drought/ Water Infrastructure Plan Includes Water Supply/Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom on May 10 unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California’s water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a “climate resilient system.” In...

Drought Preparations Picking Up as State Dry Spell Continues with No Relief in Sight

California’s water supply levels are continuing to drop closer to those at the beginning of 2014, which was the start of the last drought...

California Water Outlook Trending Dry; Supply Depends on Rainy Season Outcome

It’s trending toward a dry water year. Long-range weather forecasts aren’t pointing to heavy precipitation in the coming months. However, forecasting weather is iffy. It...

Governor Issues Framework to Help State Get Ready for Water Supply Challenges

Governor Gavin Newsom has released a framework to help prepare the state’s water supply for the anticipated impacts of climate change. The Water Resilience Portfolio,...

Controversial Permit Jeopardizes Efforts to Secure Water Supplies for Californians

Action by a state department to dictate when and how much water can be pumped out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the hub of...

Voluntary Water Agreements Get Nudge Forward from Administration

Ongoing discussions on improving conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, central to water access and supply considerations in California, inched ahead this month. The focus...

State Begins Year with Good Sierra Snowpack

The first manual snow survey of the year on January 2 showed a healthy snowpack of 33.5 inches, according to the California Department of...

CalChamber, Coalition in Support of Plan to Fix Aging Water Delivery Infrastructure

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce and labor, business, environmental, community and water leaders has announced the formation of Californians...

Water Wars Continue over Managing Water Flows in Delta

Another lawsuit in the water arena is not news. Anything to do with water is complicated, controversial, and likely to take years to resolve...

Governor Newsom Vetoes Threat to Water Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed job killer legislation last week that threatened California’s water supply, and would have created regulatory uncertainty and litigation. “SB 1 posed...

The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Just 2 Job Killer Bills Pass

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature and been sent...

Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes First Assembly Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee this week. The California Chamber of...

Job Killer Bill Threatens Water Supply Reliability

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians is scheduled to be considered next week by an Assembly policy committee. The California Chamber...