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California Water Bond Measure Passes Key Legislative Committee

Max Pringle / CPRN

Max Pringle / CPRN

The Senate Natural Resources Committee approved the measure. Kathryn Phillips with the Sierra Club says the measure is better than the proposal now on the fall ballot.

“It’s greater on making sure there’s accountability,” says Phillips. “It’s greater on making sure that we’re putting money into things that will help people in Southern California, Northern California, Central California and help protect the environment along the way.”

This bond measure would spend one billion dollars on restoring the Delta and a billion more on groundwater cleanup. Storm water conservation and other water projects would also receive funding.

Not included in this water bond are earmarks for dam projects and other conservation programs favored by the agricultural industry.

The bond has passed the Assembly and now goes to Senate Environmental Quality Committee.


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