FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2014
CONTACT: Eileen Ricker @ 916-651-4014
Governor should call a Special Session on Groundwater
Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill of Twain Harte and a bipartisan coalition of legislators call on the Governor to veto Senate Bill 1168 (Pavley), AB 1739 (Dickinson) and SB 1319 (Pavley), the groundwater management bills and convene a special session on groundwater management.
“If we are going to put together a groundwater management plan it should reflect the needs of all Californians. This will take time, negotiations, and extensive input by people who are impacted by the changes. We can do this if we work together; involve the stakeholders and communities that will be impacted. In a special session we can devote 100% of our attention to this issue and craft a good policy that works for all of California – mountain communities, agriculture, urban areas, north and south state.
“This doesn’t have to be an ‘us vs. them’ situation. The water bond proved we can accomplish a lot if we work together. I urge the Governor to veto what was passed tonight and give us the chance to get this right. That’s all we are asking”
Link to letter can be found here.
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Senator Berryhill represents the counties of Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, parts of Sacramento and Tuolumne. For additional information about Senator Berryhill please visit his website at senate.ca.gov/berryhill or sign up for his monthly newsletter here.