[env-trinity] Wally Herger goes on record against HR 1837!

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Wed Jun 15 14:09:50 PDT 2011


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Bruce Ross
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Herger opposes water bill

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

For those who've been keeping score at home, Rep. Wally Herger today came out against HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. Critics said it could have also been called the North State Water Unreliability Act, and they apparently got the congressman's attention.

Herger Statement on H.R. 1837
"After carefully reviewing H.R. 1837 and discussing it with water users in our area, I have strong concerns that the bill, as currently drafted, would negatively impact Northern California water rights and preempt state water law. As I have long stated, California's area of origin protections are clear and unambiguous - our water needs must be met first, before excess water is allowed to flow south.

"I agree with Congressman Nunes' desire to address the ESA-driven water shortages that have needlessly devastated family farmers and the economy of rural California. However, my primary responsibility in Congress is to the North State, and any legislation designed to address these problems must fully protect and respect Northern California's superior water rights.

"Congressman Nunes has committed to work with us to address these legitimate concerns. In addition, the Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee, Congressman McClintock, who shares my concerns as well, has committed that he will not move any bill that in any way weakens local area of origin water rights or undermines senior water rights holders."

Tom Stokely
Water Policy Analyst/Media Contact
California Water Impact Network
V/FAX 530-926-9727
Cell 530-524-0315
tstokely at att.net
http://www.c-win.org


Tom Stokely
Water Policy Analyst/Media Contact
California Water Impact Network
V/FAX 530-926-9727
Cell 530-524-0315
tstokely at att.net
http://www.c-win.org

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